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Newport County 2-2 Northampton Town

Sam Hoskins had given Northampton the lead from close range
Sam Hoskins had given Northampton the lead from close range

Newport County earned a battling point after falling two goals behind against visitors Northampton Town.

Sam Hoskins put the visitors ahead when he pounced on a rebound off County goalkeeper Joe Day.

Marc Richards doubled the Cobblers' lead after Nicky Adams laid off a free-kick, but County replied immediately when Scott Barrow fired home a loose ball from just outside the area.

Lenell John-Lewis then found the bottom corner to seal Newport's comeback.

Newport manager John Sheridan told BBC Radio Wales: "The players know their jobs and what they're doing, and they're just giving me 100% each game, you could see that.

"A couple of weeks ago they probably would have lost that game after going 2-0 down.

"The goals are our fault, it's not good play from Northampton it's just silly errors... but I'd rather talk about the response I got from them."

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Northampton Town manager Chris Wilder speaks to BBC Radio Northampton following the 2-2 draw with Newport County.

Northampton boss Chris Wilder tells BBC Radio Northampton:

"I'm proud of the players the supporters after what has gone on this week.

"It was a cagey game that could have gone either way. The main event is the survival of the football club. We hope that the right decision is made."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 30Day
  • 12Donacien
  • 18Bennett
  • 21PartridgeBooked at 90mins
  • 24Barnum-Bobb
  • 33Byrne
  • 7Elito
  • 4O'SullivanSubstituted forKlukowskiat 87'minutes
  • 3BarrowBooked at 63mins
  • 9AnsahSubstituted forBodenat 72'minutes
  • 10John-LewisSubstituted forCollinsat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Holmes
  • 6Taylor
  • 8Klukowski
  • 19Boden
  • 20Owen-Evans
  • 22Parselle
  • 39Collins

Northampton

  • 1Smith
  • 24Furlong
  • 18McDonald
  • 5Diamond
  • 16Buchanan
  • 20Calvert-LewinSubstituted forPotterat 54'minutes
  • 21O'Toole
  • 10Adams
  • 8ByromSubstituted forTaylorat 58'minutes
  • 9Richards
  • 14HoskinsSubstituted forWatsonat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Moloney
  • 4Taylor
  • 12Lelan
  • 15Potter
  • 19Watson
  • 22Hackett
  • 26Clarke
Referee:
Darren Deadman
Attendance:
2,424

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home8
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Newport County 2, Northampton Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Newport County 2, Northampton Town 2.

Booking

Matt Partridge (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Scott Bennett.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Aaron Collins replaces Lenell John-Lewis.

Foul by Scott Bennett (Newport County).

Zander Diamond (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Medy Elito (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Darnell Furlong (Northampton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Yan Klukowski replaces Tommy O'Sullivan.

Hand ball by Marc Richards (Northampton Town).

Attempt missed. Marc Richards (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Foul by Janoi Donacien (Newport County).

John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tommy O'Sullivan (Newport County).

Attempt missed. Rod McDonald (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Scott Barrow.

Jazzi Barnum-Bobb (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Scott Boden replaces Zak Ansah.

Attempt missed. Medy Elito (Newport County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Tommy O'Sullivan (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Ryan Watson replaces Sam Hoskins.

Booking

Scott Barrow (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Darnell Furlong (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Scott Barrow (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Jason Taylor replaces Joel Byrom.

Attempt saved. Lenell John-Lewis (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Alfie Potter replaces Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

Foul by Jazzi Barnum-Bobb (Newport County).

Nicky Adams (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Nicky Adams.

Attempt missed. Nicky Adams (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Second Half

Second Half begins Newport County 2, Northampton Town 2.

Half Time

First Half ends, Newport County 2, Northampton Town 2.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by John-Joe O'Toole.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Janoi Donacien.

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 2, Northampton Town 2. Lenell John-Lewis (Newport County) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Scott Barrow.

Hand ball by David Buchanan (Northampton Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth16112325111435
2Oxford Utd1686227151230
3Portsmouth167722314928
4Accrington168442417728
5Northampton168442621528
6Mansfield167542213926
7Leyton Orient167542620626
8Carlisle167542928126
9Wycombe157442013725
10Wimbledon167452423125
11Morecambe167273129223
12Bristol Rovers157261918123
13Exeter166462123-222
14Notts County166462123-222
15Crawley166371924-521
16Barnet166282326-320
17Cambridge165562124-320
18Luton155462521419
19Hartlepool165291524-917
20Stevenage163581930-1114
21Newport163491526-1113
22York162681826-812
23Dag & Red151681729-129
24Yeovil1623111729-129
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