Match ends, Chesterfield 1, Newport County 1.
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."
- 12RyanBooked at 88mins
- 29KearnsSubstituted forHirdat 72'minutes
- 17DoyleSubstituted forRichardsat 77'minutes
- 10O'SheaSubstituted forBennettat 86'minutes
- 14JeffersSubstituted forHoweat 64'minutes
- 8MinshullSubstituted forNaylorat 84'minutes
- 11ZebroskiSubstituted forJolleyat 64'minutes
- Simon Hooper
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Chesterfield 1, Newport County 1.
Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Ismail Yakubu.
Attempt blocked. Christian Jolley (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Ryan Jackson.
Attempt blocked. Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Tendayi Darikwa (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Christian Jolley (Newport County).
Foul by Mason Bennett (Chesterfield).
Max Porter (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield).
Andrew Hughes (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Chesterfield. Mason Bennett replaces Jay O'Shea.
Attempt missed. Tendayi Darikwa (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Ian Evatt (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Rene Howe (Newport County).
Substitution, Newport County. Tom Naylor replaces Lee Minshull.
Foul by Marc Richards (Chesterfield).
Kevin Feely (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.