League Two
ChesterfieldChesterfield1NewportNewport County1

Chesterfield 1-1 Newport County

Newport's Max Porter celebrates

Max Porter's late equaliser rescued a point for Newport County at promotion-chasing Chesterfield.

Jimmy Ryan had given Chesterfield the lead with a brilliant angled chip over County goalkeeper Ian McLoughlin.

But with time running out Porter picked up the ball on the edge of the Spireites area to shoot home.

Chesterfield remain in the automatic promotion places but Burton Albion and Fleetwood Town won on Saturday and both are now just three points behind.

Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales:

"It was a spirited display, we showed good character... we got a little bit fortunate today but once we got through that spell I thought we could get something out of the game.

"We started the game well. Young Shaun Jeffers came in and I thought he caused them problems - a couple of opportunities he created himself - and we looked imposing and comfortable at the back.

"It was pleasing to go in at half-time 0-0 which gave us a chance, but to concede the goal as quickly as we did in the second half really put us on the back foot."

Line-ups

Chesterfield

  • 1Lee
  • 7Darikwa
  • 15Humphreys
  • 5Morsy
  • 23Evatt
  • 6Cooper
  • 12RyanBooked at 88mins
  • 29KearnsSubstituted forHirdat 72'minutes
  • 17DoyleSubstituted forRichardsat 77'minutes
  • 10O'SheaSubstituted forBennettat 86'minutes
  • 11Roberts

Substitutes

  • 3Smith
  • 4Hird
  • 9Richards
  • 21Gnanduillet
  • 26Gardner
  • 30Bennett
  • 35Dunbavin

Newport

  • 33McLoughlin
  • 20Feely
  • 3Hughes
  • 18Jackson
  • 6Yakubu
  • 17Flynn
  • 14JeffersSubstituted forHoweat 64'minutes
  • 4Porter
  • 8MinshullSubstituted forNaylorat 84'minutes
  • 11ZebroskiSubstituted forJolleyat 64'minutes
  • 12Willmott

Substitutes

  • 2Pipe
  • 13Sandell
  • 15Burge
  • 19Naylor
  • 23Jolley
  • 24Amadi-Holloway
  • 45Howe
Referee:
Simon Hooper
Attendance:
5,659

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterfieldAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home12
Away5
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Chesterfield 1, Newport County 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Chesterfield 1, Newport County 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Ismail Yakubu.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Christian Jolley (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Ryan Jackson.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  7. Post update

    Tendayi Darikwa (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Christian Jolley (Newport County).

  9. Post update

    Foul by Mason Bennett (Chesterfield).

  10. Post update

    Max Porter (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Booking

    Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield).

  13. Post update

    Andrew Hughes (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Chesterfield. Mason Bennett replaces Jay O'Shea.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tendayi Darikwa (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  16. Post update

    Ian Evatt (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Rene Howe (Newport County).

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Tom Naylor replaces Lee Minshull.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Marc Richards (Chesterfield).

  20. Post update

    Kevin Feely (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rochdale412291064392575
2Scunthorpe411918462372575
3Chesterfield411914863372671
4Fleetwood412081359461368
5Burton41181494337668
6Southend4116141150371362
7York411515114638860
8Oxford Utd411514124943659
9Plymouth401510154445-155
10Dag & Red411315134849-154
11Bury411217124944553
12Mansfield411314144352-953
13Cheltenham411215144755-851
14Newport401214144852-450
15Hartlepool411310184647-149
16Accrington411213164750-349
17Wimbledon411213164248-649
18Morecambe411212174559-1448
19Portsmouth411115154156-1548
20Exeter411211184753-647
21Bristol Rovers411114163745-847
22Wycombe411113174148-746
23Northampton411013183454-2043
24Torquay4199233559-2436
View full League Two table

Top Stories