League Two
HartlepoolHartlepool United2NewportNewport County2

Hartlepool United 2-2 Newport County

Aaron O'Connor made it 2-0 before Hartlepool fought back.
Aaron O'Connor made it 2-0 before Hartlepool fought back.

Hartlepool United fought back from 2-0 down to earn a draw against 10-man Newport County.

Newport went ahead through Chris Zebroski before Aaron O'Connor increased their lead after the break.

Andy Sandell's second yellow reduced the Exiles to 10 men and United took full advantage.

Late goals from Brad Walker and Michael Duckworth earned Pools a vital point but they remain at the bottom of the League Two table.

Line-ups

Hartlepool

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Flinders
  • 21Duckworth
  • 5Collins
  • 26HarrisonBooked at 67mins
  • 2AustinBooked at 52mins
  • 16Featherstone
  • 8Walker
  • 14WoodsBooked at 30minsSubstituted forSchmeltzat 63'minutes
  • 7Franks
  • 9Harewood
  • 24Wyke

Substitutes

  • 17Brobbel
  • 18Hawkins
  • 19Richards
  • 20Jones
  • 23Smith
  • 27Schmeltz
  • 29Crooks

Newport

Formation 3-5-2

  • 30Day
  • 5Jones
  • 6Yakubu
  • 16Hughes
  • 13SandellBooked at 66mins
  • 8Minshull
  • 17Flynn
  • 4PorterSubstituted forKlukowskiat 61'minutes
  • 21Obeng
  • 10O'ConnorSubstituted forLoveridgeat 79'minutes
  • 11Zebroski

Substitutes

  • 1Pidgeley
  • 3Feely
  • 15Tancock
  • 18Klukowski
  • 19Patten
  • 20Loveridge
  • 39Collins
Referee:
Mark Brown
Attendance:
3,172

Match Stats

Home TeamHartlepoolAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home18
Away8
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hartlepool United 2, Newport County 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 2, Newport County 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Brad Walker (Hartlepool United).

  4. Post update

    Michael Flynn (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Hand ball by Michael Flynn (Newport County).

  6. Post update

    Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Joe Day.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Charlie Wyke (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Hartlepool United 2, Newport County 2. Michael Duckworth (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sidney Schmeltz with a cross.

  9. Post update

    Charlie Wyke (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Ismail Yakubu (Newport County).

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Brad Walker (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Marlon Harewood (Hartlepool United).

  13. Post update

    Ismail Yakubu (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Neil Austin (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Michael Flynn (Newport County).

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Hartlepool United 1, Newport County 2. Brad Walker (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. James Loveridge replaces Aaron O'Connor.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Charlie Wyke (Hartlepool United) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Curtis Obeng.

  20. Post update

    Lee Minshull (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.