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Hartlepool United 2-2 Newport County

Jon Parkin
Jon Parkin celebrates after giving Newport the lead

Hartlepool rescued a valuable point against Newport County despite playing nearly the whole match with 10 men.

Aristote Nsiala was sent off on three minutes for deliberate handball, with Newport's Sean Rigg scoring from the subsequent free-kick.

That strike equalised Pools' second minute opener from Nicky Featherstone, before a thunderous volley from Jon Parkin put Newport ahead.

However, Padraig Amond levelled for the hosts before half-time.

Neither side could find a winner in a second half that failed to capture the imagination like the first.

Newport County manager Warren Feeney told BBC Radio Wales: "I am disappointed because they were down to ten men, you would like to think you go on to win the game.

"But our final ball was poor. We huffed and we puffed, but the quality was not there.

"Full credit to Hartlepool though, because I thought they did well.

"Today was the first time this season that I thought we looked off it."

Line-ups

Hartlepool

  • 1Carson
  • 19Richards
  • 22NsialaBooked at 3mins
  • 6BatesSubstituted forDonnellyat 75'minutes
  • 3Carroll
  • 15Alessandra
  • 14Woods
  • 4Featherstone
  • 7Thomas
  • 9AmondSubstituted forHawkinsat 82'minutes
  • 10PaynterSubstituted forHarrisonat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Oates
  • 13Bartlett
  • 17Deverdics
  • 18Hawkins
  • 26Harrison
  • 28Laurent
  • 33Donnelly

Newport

  • 1Day
  • 14Bignot
  • 17Bennett
  • 4JonesBooked at 62mins
  • 3Butler
  • 8RandallBooked at 47mins
  • 6LabadieSubstituted forTozerat 64'minutes
  • 11Myrie-WilliamsSubstituted forComptonat 53'minutes
  • 13JacksonSubstituted forBarnum-Bobbat 75'minutes
  • 9Parkin
  • 27Rigg

Substitutes

  • 2Barnum-Bobb
  • 7Compton
  • 12Tozer
  • 15Green
  • 16Sheehan
  • 20Owen-Evans
  • 30Bittner
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
3,261

Match Stats

Home TeamHartlepoolAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home10
Away11
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Hartlepool United 2, Newport County 2.

Full Time

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

Lewis Alessandra (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ben Tozer (Newport County).

Attempt blocked. Mark Randall (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Liam Donnelly (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sean Rigg (Newport County).

Attempt blocked. Sean Rigg (Newport County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Sean Rigg (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Liam Donnelly.

Attempt missed. Darren Jones (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Lewis Alessandra (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scot Bennett (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Lewis Hawkins replaces Padraig Amond.

Delay in match Trevor Carson (Hartlepool United) because of an injury.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Trevor Carson.

Attempt saved. Jack Compton (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Liam Donnelly (Hartlepool United).

Scot Bennett (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Ben Tozer (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Jazzi Barnum-Bobb replaces Marlon Jackson.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Liam Donnelly replaces Matthew Bates because of an injury.

Foul by Michael Woods (Hartlepool United).

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

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Jordan Richards.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Scott Harrison.

Delay in match Matthew Bates (Hartlepool United) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Jordan Richards (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Dan Butler.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Marlon Jackson (Newport County) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Ben Tozer replaces Joss Labadie.

Booking

Darren Jones (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Nathan Thomas (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Darren Jones (Newport County).

Lewis Alessandra (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jack Compton (Newport County).

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Joe Day.

Attempt saved. Nathan Thomas (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Joe Day.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Morecambe540185312
2Luton5311104610
3Doncaster531195410
4Colchester531185310
5Mansfield531176110
6Carlisle52306429
7Plymouth53025509
8Portsmouth52214318
9Crawley52215508
10Leyton Orient52127527
11Notts County52127707
12Grimsby520311926
13Barnet51315416
14Cheltenham51315416
15Hartlepool51319906
16Crewe513167-16
17Blackpool51224405
18Newport512278-15
19Wycombe512235-25
20Accrington5113710-34
21Yeovil511347-34
22Stevenage5113612-64
23Exeter510437-43
24Cambridge502339-62
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