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Newport County 2-2 Hartlepool United

Newport's Miles Storey takes on Nicky Featherstone of Hartlepool
Newport's Miles Storey takes on Nicky Featherstone of Hartlepool

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."

Line-ups

Newport

Formation 3-5-2

  • 30Day
  • 6Yakubu
  • 5Jones
  • 13Sandell
  • 18KlukowskiSubstituted forJeffersat 62'minutesBooked at 77mins
  • 4PorterSubstituted forChapmanat 82'minutes
  • 8Minshull
  • 33ByrneBooked at 84mins
  • 27Tutonda
  • 10O'Connor
  • 20Storey

Substitutes

  • 7Chapman
  • 14Jeffers
  • 17Flynn
  • 24Parker
  • 25Stephens
  • 26Poole
  • 39Collins

Hartlepool

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Flinders
  • 29MirfinBooked at 69mins
  • 26HarrisonBooked at 8minsSubstituted forJonesat 79'minutes
  • 20JonesBooked at 79mins
  • 2Austin
  • 8WalkerBooked at 82mins
  • 16Featherstone
  • 31Tshibola
  • 21Duckworth
  • 7Franks
  • 24HugillSubstituted forHarewoodat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Harewood
  • 13Maxted
  • 15Nelson-Addy
  • 18Hawkins
  • 19Richards
  • 23Smith
  • 27Jones
Referee:
Lee Collins
Attendance:
3,531

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamHartlepool
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home11
Away5
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away1
Fouls
Home23
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Newport County 2, Hartlepool United 2.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Aaron O'Connor (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by David Tutonda (Newport County).

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Marlon Harewood replaces Jordan Hugill.

  7. Post update

    David Mirfin (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Shaun Jeffers (Newport County).

  9. Post update

    Hand ball by Aaron O'Connor (Newport County).

  10. Booking

    Mark Byrne (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

  11. Post update

    Jordan Hugill (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Mark Byrne (Newport County).

  13. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Hugill (Hartlepool United).

  14. Post update

    Mark Byrne (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ismail Yakubu (Newport County) header from very close range is saved in the bottom right corner.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Adam Chapman replaces Max Porter.

  17. Booking

    Brad Walker (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Brad Walker (Hartlepool United).

  19. Post update

    David Tutonda (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Booking

    Dan Jones (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton40239858342478
2Shrewsbury40238960283277
3Wycombe402014660392174
4Bury392171152371570
5Southend391812946351166
6Newport401711124744362
7Plymouth4017101346291761
8Stevenage401611135549659
9Luton401610144842658
10Exeter401513125555058
11Northampton40176176052857
12Wimbledon401412145252054
13Morecambe401312154245-351
14Portsmouth401214144646050
15Oxford Utd401213154348-549
16Dag & Red40147194654-849
17Accrington40138194866-1847
18Mansfield40129193352-1945
19Cambridge401111185255-344
20York40917144246-444
21Carlisle40126224866-1842
22Hartlepool40117223360-2740
23Tranmere40912194357-1439
24Cheltenham40813193559-2437
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