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Accrington Stanley 2-2 Newport County

Newport's Yan Klukowski celebrates
Yan Klukowski opened the scoring for Newport with a firm header

Accrington Stanley twice had to come from behind to rescue a point against a revitalised Newport County.

The Welsh side have climbed away from the bottom of League Two since John Sheridan took charge in early October, and took the lead when Yan Klukowski headed in a Jazzi Barnum-Bobb cross.

Billy Kee replied for Accrington after an initial shot was cleared.

A fierce Scott Boden drive restored Newport's lead, but Matt Crooks tapped in after Séamus Conneely hit the post.

Newport County manager John Sheridan told BBC Radio Wales: "It was a difficult pitch but both teams tried to play and did the best they could, and I think it was quite an entertaining game.

"We were playing against a good team... one of the best footballing sides in the league and they're on a good run of form.

"So for us to come and compete, where we are in the league a lot of people probably thought it was a home banker but we're improving.

"It would have been a really good result [to win]. To take the lead twice - two great goals as well - so I'm a bit disappointed to draw, but I can't grumble too much."

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 33Mooney
  • 34Halliday
  • 5DaviesBooked at 15mins
  • 3WinnardSubstituted forBarryat 55'minutes
  • 2PearsonBooked at 88mins
  • 7Mingoia
  • 14Crooks
  • 28ConneelyBooked at 90mins
  • 11McConville
  • 29Kee
  • 8Windass

Substitutes

  • 1Etheridge
  • 4Barry
  • 6Proctor
  • 10Gornell
  • 12Wakefield
  • 16Quansah
  • 19Carver

Newport

  • 30Day
  • 21Partridge
  • 18Bennett
  • 12DonacienSubstituted forKlukowskiat 21'minutes
  • 24Barnum-BobbBooked at 29mins
  • 23RodmanBooked at 49mins
  • 33Byrne
  • 7Elito
  • 3Barrow
  • 9AnsahSubstituted forBodenat 61'minutes
  • 10John-Lewis

Substitutes

  • 2Holmes
  • 6Taylor
  • 8Klukowski
  • 15Green
  • 16Hughes
  • 19Boden
  • 39Collins
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
1,552

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home16
Away12
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Accrington Stanley 2, Newport County 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 2, Newport County 2.

  3. Booking

    Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Lenell John-Lewis (Newport County).

  8. Post update

    Foul by Antony Barry (Accrington Stanley).

  9. Post update

    Lenell John-Lewis (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mark Byrne (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Matt Crooks (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  12. Goal!

    Goal! Accrington Stanley 2, Newport County 2. Matt Crooks (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

  13. Post update

    Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lenell John-Lewis (Newport County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matt Crooks (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  16. Post update

    Matty Pearson (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Lenell John-Lewis (Newport County).

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Accrington Stanley 1, Newport County 2. Scott Boden (Newport County) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley).

  20. Post update

    Lenell John-Lewis (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth17122327121538
2Oxford Utd1796228151333
3Northampton179442721631
4Accrington178542619729
5Portsmouth167722314928
6Mansfield177552214826
7Leyton Orient167542620626
8Bristol Rovers168262118326
9Carlisle177552930-126
10Luton177462921825
11Wycombe157442013725
12Wimbledon167452423125
13Morecambe167273129223
14Exeter176562325-223
15Notts County166462123-222
16Crawley176472126-522
17Cambridge175572125-420
18Barnet176292328-520
19Hartlepool165291524-917
20Stevenage173682132-1115
21Newport173591728-1114
22York172691928-912
23Yeovil1724111931-1210
24Dag & Red161691731-149
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