Match ends, Newport County 2, Scunthorpe United 2.
Newport County 2-2 Scunthorpe United
Chris Zebroski's 90th-minute equaliser for Newport denied Scunthorpe the chance to go top of League Two.
The Iron's hopes of stretching their unbeaten run to 18 matches looked under threat when Lee Minshull's diving header put the Exiles in front.
Paddy Madden turned home a cross from Marcus Williams to equalise and David Syers's low shot seven minutes from time, looked to have won it for United.
But Zebroski fired home an Adam Chapman corner to gain point for County.
Newport County first team coach Wayne Hatswell told BBC Radio Wales:
"[It was] a thoroughly deserved point [and] a shame we couldn't get all three after our first half performance. We were looking strong.
"We felt we needed that second goal when we were on top and we deserved to be more than one goal up.
"The equaliser gave them a bit of a lift and it derailed us for a little bit but the boys have shown great character to come back and get a deserved equaliser."
Scunthorpe United manager Russ Wilcox talking to BBC Radio Humberside:
"The first half, you have to give credit to Newport. It's effective the way they play, you should never criticise how the opposition are setup because it's 11 versus 11 at the end of the day.
"They're quite direct and we've not quite dealt with that as well as we could have done today.
"The response that I got from the players in the second half tells me everything I need to know about the group and how together they are."
- 18JacksonBooked at 90mins
- 4PorterSubstituted forJeffersat 86'minutes
- 15BurgeSubstituted forChapmanat 79'minutes
- 45HoweSubstituted forJolleyat 74'minutes
- 30WilliamsBooked at 51mins
- 4McAllisterSubstituted forSparrowat 80'minutes
- 6CanavanBooked at 24mins
- 29WinnallSubstituted forWaterfallat 87'minutes
- 27MaddenBooked at 38mins
- 14HawkridgeSubstituted forAdelakunat 65'minutes
- Carl Berry
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Newport County 2, Scunthorpe United 2.
Ryan Jackson (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.
Dave Syers (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Shaun Jeffers (Newport County).
Goal! Newport County 2, Scunthorpe United 2. Chris Zebroski (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Adam Chapman with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Sam Slocombe.
Attempt saved. Lee Minshull (Newport County) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Luke Waterfall replaces Sam Winnall.
Substitution, Newport County. Shaun Jeffers replaces Max Porter.
Eddie Nolan (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ryan Jackson (Newport County).
Goal! Newport County 1, Scunthorpe United 2. Dave Syers (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Hakeeb Adelakun with a cross.
Attempt saved. Chris Zebroski (Newport County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Attempt missed. Adam Chapman (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.
Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Matthew Sparrow replaces Sean McAllister.
Foul by Dave Syers (Scunthorpe United).
Lee Minshull (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Substitution, Newport County. Adam Chapman replaces Ryan Burge.
Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Robbie Willmott.