Jake Harris struck four minutes from the end to rescue a point for 10-man Newport County at Stockport County.
Danny Rowe gave the home side an early lead after a good flick-down from Tom Elliot, only for Andy Sandell to equalise from the edge of the area.
But the Newport midfielder went from hero to villain, after being sent off for foul and abusive language.
Rowe's low free-kick seemed set to give Stockport victory, but Harris pounced to punish a poor clearance.
Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales:
"Everyone who took part in the game today... stuck to their task in circumstances where I didn't feel that the sending-off was necessary.
"There was no malice, no intent, it was an open hand. I've heard people talk elbows but it was no elbow.
"I'm disappointed, we'll appeal it, so hopefully we'll get [Andy Sandell] off of it [a ban]."
Stockport 12 Ormson 03 Holden 05 O'Donnell 17 Halls (Cole - 90' ) 22 Piergianni (Nolan - 68' ) 32 Connor 07 McConville 19 Mainwaring (Rowe - 61' ) 23 Turnbull 18 Rowe 20 Elliott Substitutes 01 Hirmer 06 Rowe 08 Nolan 29 Cole 09 Gritton Newport County 18 Thompson 03 Baker (Buchanan - 50' ) 05 Warren 16 Hughes (Jarvis - 65' ) 25 Rodgers 19 Pipe 28 Sandell Dismissed 30 Minshull 32 Chapman 10 Foley 20 Charles (Harris - 78' ) Substitutes 01 Potter 23 Harris 15 Jarvis 26 Buchanan 31 Rose