League Two
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Newport County 1-1 Burton Albion

Robbie Willmott of Newport County is tackled by Phil Edwards of Burton Albion
Robbie Willmott of Newport County is tackled by Phil Edwards of Burton Albion

Newport County earned their first point of the League Two campaign as they were denied victory by Burton midfielder John Mousinho's strike.

Striker Chris Zebroski headed the hosts ahead from close range as they sought to respond to three opening defeats.

But Burton fought back after the break through Mousinho's left-footed shot.

The visitors dropped from second to fourth in the table as they were denied victory for the first time while Newport remained third from bottom.

Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales:

"I thought we were very, very good first half and we well deserved the lead but as time went on we lost our way.

"Credit to my players, they showed courage and the crowd got behind them and I thought it was a very good performance. Performances are getting better.

"All in all we've given ourselves a foundation and a start to the season now."

Line-ups

Newport

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Pidgeley
  • 3Feely
  • 5Jones
  • 16Hughes
  • 2Jackson
  • 7Chapman
  • 33Byrne
  • 8Minshull
  • 12Willmott
  • 10O'ConnorSubstituted forJeffersat 81'minutes
  • 11Zebroski

Substitutes

  • 6Yakubu
  • 13Sandell
  • 14Jeffers
  • 18Klukowski
  • 19Patten
  • 22Thomas
  • 23Jolley

Burton

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 2EdwardsBooked at 80mins
  • 3Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 6Sharps
  • 5Taft
  • 10Akins
  • 8Weir
  • 4Mousinho
  • 15McFadzeanSubstituted forHarnessat 79'minutes
  • 9Beavon
  • 20McGurkSubstituted forMacDonaldat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Bell
  • 11MacDonald
  • 16Lyness
  • 18Knowles
  • 23Palmer
  • 24Slade
  • 27Harness
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
2,872

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home9
Away5
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away8
Fouls
Home12
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Newport County 1, Burton Albion 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Newport County 1, Burton Albion 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Kevin Feely.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Lenny Pidgeley.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Andrew Hughes.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Andrew Hughes.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion).

  9. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.

  10. Post update

    Marcus Harness (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Robbie Willmott (Newport County).

  12. Post update

    Foul by Chris Zebroski (Newport County).

  13. Post update

    John Mousinho (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chris Zebroski (Newport County) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Shaun Jeffers (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Shaun Jeffers replaces Aaron O'Connor.

  18. Booking

    Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.

  19. Post update

    Robbie Willmott (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Philip Edwards (Burton Albion).