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]."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Stockport

  • 12 Ormson
  • 03 Holden
  • 05 O'Donnell
  • 17 Halls (Cole - 90' )
  • 22 Pierg'nni (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
Ref: Bond
Att: 3,565

Match Stats

Shots

9 4

On target

4 4

Corners

4 6

Fouls

7 6

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:36 Full time

Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

90:00 +3:39

Shot from just outside the area by Danny Rowe misses to the right of the target.

89:17

Indirect free kick taken by Glyn Thompson.

89:17 Substitution

Substitution Andy Halls goes off and Aaron Cole comes on.

89:17

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Minshull by Danny Rowe.

86:08

Assist on the goal came from Lee Minshull.

86:08 Goal scored

Goal! - Jake Harris - Stockport 2 - 2 Newport Co Jake Harris scores a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Stockport 2-2 Newport County.

84:49

Shot by Danny Rowe from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

82:49

The assistant referee signals for offside against Lee Minshull. Indirect free kick taken by Ian Ormson.

81:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Minshull by Danny Rowe. Glyn Thompson takes the free kick.

81:01

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Danny Rowe, clearance made by Jake Harris.

80:35

Tom Elliott takes a shot. Save by Glyn Thompson.

77:07 Substitution

Substitution Jake Harris comes on in place of Ryan Charles.

76:13

Danny Rowe takes a shot.

73:07

Danny Rowe takes a shot. Glyn Thompson makes a save.

70:30

Corner from right by-line taken by Adam Chapman.

68:51

Tom Elliott fouled by Lee Minshull, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Daniel O'Donnell.

67:18

Andy Halls restarts play with the free kick.

67:18 Substitution

Substitution Jon Nolan is brought on as a substitute for Carl Piergianni.

67:18

Lee Minshull challenges Tom Elliott unfairly and gives away a free kick.

64:37 Substitution

Substitution Nathaniel Jarvis comes on in place of Andrew Hughes.

63:10

Corner from the right by-line taken by Danny Rowe, Lee Minshull manages to make a clearance.

59:45 Substitution

Substitution Matty Mainwaring goes off and Danny Rowe comes on.

59:45 Goal scored

Goal! - Danny Rowe - Stockport 2 - 1 Newport Co Free kick scored by Danny Rowe from 18 yards. Stockport 2-1 Newport County.

58:42

Foul by Lee Minshull on Danny Rowe, free kick awarded.

57:23 Dismissal

Dismissal Andy Sandell sent off.

51:19

Danny Rowe takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Andy Sandell.

49:38 Goal scored

Goal! - Andy Sandell - Stockport 1 - 1 Newport Co Andy Sandell gets on the score sheet with a goal from outside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Stockport 1-1 Newport County.

49:14 Substitution

Substitution Lee Baker goes off and Elliott Buchanan comes on.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +1:17 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

45:00 +0:22

Unfair challenge on Danny Rowe by Lee Baker results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Ian Ormson.

44:16

Andy Sandell takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post.

41:44

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Andy Sandell.

41:17

Outswinging corner taken by Adam Chapman from the left by-line played to the near post.

40:41

Tom Elliott is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Glyn Thompson.

39:02

Gary Warren fouled by Tom Elliott, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Adam Chapman.

35:23

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Baker by Sean McConville. Glyn Thompson takes the free kick.

33:22

Corner taken by Andy Sandell from the right by-line played to the near post.

32:48

Corner taken by Andy Sandell from the left by-line played to the near post.

32:17

Ryan Charles takes a shot. Save by Ian Ormson.

31:22

Sean McConville produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

24:29

Sam Foley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Turnbull. Daniel O'Donnell restarts play with the free kick.

22:47

Corner taken right-footed by Danny Rowe.

21:38

Lee Baker fouled by Tom Elliott, the ref awards a free kick. Glyn Thompson takes the indirect free kick.

19:53

Foul by Adam Chapman on Joe Connor, free kick awarded. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Joe Connor.

18:21

Andy Sandell takes a shot. Save made by Ian Ormson.

17:36

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Sandell by Joe Connor. Free kick taken by Glyn Thompson.

12:23

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Rowe on Lee Baker. Glyn Thompson takes the free kick.

7:33

Assist by Tom Elliott.

7:33 Goal scored

Goal! - Danny Rowe - Stockport 1 - 0 Newport Co Danny Rowe grabs a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Stockport 1-0 Newport County.

0:00

The match begins.

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