Match ends, Newport County 2, Hartlepool United 2.
Newport County and Hartlepool United each earned a potentially vital point for their battles at respective ends of the League Two table at Rodney Parade.
Lee Minshull's own goal and Jordan Hugill's bundled effort after Jonathan Franks hit the bar put Pools 2-0 up.
Darren Jones' low shot began Newport's fightback shortly before the break and Aaron O'Connor equalised soon after it.
Newport held on to sixth place in their promotion bid while Hartlepool remain one place above the relegation zone.
Newport caretaker manager Jimmy Dack told BBC Radio Wales: "I'd prefer a victory… but after 2-0 down we'll take a point and we'll look to get three points at Exeter on Monday.
"They didn't have any chances in the second half.
"As long as we're at least matching every other team in and around us, the games are going down, there's less points to play for, we're in there - they've got to win games."
- 18KlukowskiSubstituted forJeffersat 62'minutesBooked at 77mins
- 4PorterSubstituted forChapmanat 82'minutes
- 33ByrneBooked at 84mins
- 29MirfinBooked at 69mins
- 26HarrisonBooked at 8minsSubstituted forJonesat 79'minutes
- 20JonesBooked at 79mins
- 8WalkerBooked at 82mins
- 24HugillSubstituted forHarewoodat 89'minutes
- Lee Collins
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Newport County 2, Hartlepool United 2.
Attempt blocked. Aaron O'Connor (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Neil Austin (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by David Tutonda (Newport County).
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Marlon Harewood replaces Jordan Hugill.
David Mirfin (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Shaun Jeffers (Newport County).
Hand ball by Aaron O'Connor (Newport County).
Mark Byrne (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.
Jordan Hugill (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Mark Byrne (Newport County).
Foul by Jordan Hugill (Hartlepool United).
Mark Byrne (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt saved. Ismail Yakubu (Newport County) header from very close range is saved in the bottom right corner.
Substitution, Newport County. Adam Chapman replaces Max Porter.
Brad Walker (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Brad Walker (Hartlepool United).
David Tutonda (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Dan Jones (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.