Lowly Newport are on the brink of Blue Square Bet Premier safety after delivering a blow to York's play-off hopes with a hard-earned draw.

County took the lead through Cardiff City loanee Nat Jarvis in the fourth minute, his close-range header.

Jason Walker equalised in the 59th minute to give the hosts hope of securing a much-needed win.

But York dropped a place to six in the play-off battle as Kidderminster hammered Kettering 6-1.

Newport's first chance to earn the point they need to stay in the league comes when they host Darlington on Tuesday.

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York City manager Gary Mills told BBC Radio York:

Mills 'thankful for big point'

"They're working hard because they need points and they are well organised.

"If we didn't sort ourselves out in the second half, Newport would have gone home with three points today. We were second best in the first half, it had to change.

"We had to show what we're about and why we're in a play-off position. I'm happy to have a good point, but in the second half perhaps we could maybe have won the game."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

York

  • 24 Ingham
  • 02 Oyebanjo
  • 03 Meredith
  • 04 Smith
  • 06 Parslow
  • 23 Doig
  • 12 Pilkington (Challinor - 46' )
  • 17 Blair
  • 18 Moke (Chambers - 36' )
  • 26 McLaughlin Booked
  • 07 Reed (Walker - 46' )

Substitutes

  • 27 Gibson
  • 15 Tonne
  • 20 Challinor
  • 09 Walker
  • 10 Chambers

Newport County

  • 43 Darlow Booked
  • 03 Baker Booked (Hatswell - 83' )
  • 06 Yakubu
  • 16 Hughes
  • 19 Pipe
  • 30 Minshull Booked
  • 42 Porter
  • 10 Foley
  • 11 Knights (Rodgers - 75' )
  • 15 Jarvis (Buchanan - 80' )
  • 41 Read

Substitutes

  • 18 Thompson
  • 17 Hatswell
  • 25 Rodgers
  • 23 Harris
  • 26 Buchanan
Ref: Clark
Att: 2,824

Match Stats

Shots

14 3

On target

5 1

Corners

11 7

Fouls

6 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:15 Full time

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

90:00 +2:42 Booking

Booking Caution for Karl Darlow.

90:00 +2:14

Ashley Chambers crosses the ball, Headed effort from inside the area by Chris Smith misses to the left of the target.

90:00 +1:58

The ball is crossed by Patrick McLaughlin.

90:00 +0:54

Centre by Patrick McLaughlin, Karl Darlow makes a save.

90:00 +0:28

The ball is sent over by James Meredith, Max Porter manages to make a clearance.

89:29

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jake Reid on Chris Smith. Direct free kick taken by Michael Ingham.

88:08

Patrick McLaughlin takes a shot. Ismail Yakubu gets a block in. Shot from just outside the penalty box by Patrick McLaughlin misses to the left of the target.

87:25

The referee penalises Jake Reid for handball. Chris Smith takes the free kick.

85:58

Effort from the edge of the box by Lanre Oyebanjo goes wide of the left-hand post.

83:40

Long distance shot from Jake Reid misses to the left of the net.

81:10 Substitution

Substitution Wayne Hatswell on for Lee Baker.

81:10

Outswinging corner taken by Lanre Oyebanjo from the right by-line. Corner from the left by-line taken by Lanre Oyebanjo, Header by Chris Smith from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

79:38 Substitution

Substitution Elliott Buchanan replaces Nathaniel Jarvis.

79:38

Jason Walker has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.

78:59

The ball is sent over by James Meredith, save made by Karl Darlow.

78:06

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Karl Darlow.

77:21

Lee Baker challenges Ashley Chambers unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Lanre Oyebanjo.

76:52

The official flags Jake Reid offside. Michael Ingham restarts play with the free kick.

74:32

Corner from the right by-line taken by Lanre Oyebanjo, Headed effort from inside the box by Jason Walker misses to the right of the target.

74:32 Substitution

Substitution Darryl Knights goes off and Paul Rodgers comes on.

74:32

The ball is delivered by Lanre Oyebanjo, Sam Foley makes a clearance.

73:54

Corner taken right-footed by Lanre Oyebanjo.

69:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sam Foley on Chris Smith. Free kick taken by Michael Ingham.

68:37

Lanre Oyebanjo takes the direct free kick.

68:37 Booking

Booking Lee Baker receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

68:23

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ashley Chambers by Lee Baker.

68:11

Jake Reid is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Michael Ingham restarts play with the free kick.

67:07

Jason Walker produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.

65:09

Jason Walker concedes a free kick for a foul on Max Porter. Direct free kick taken by Karl Darlow.

62:10

The ball is delivered by Jason Walker.

61:22

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Lanre Oyebanjo from the left by-line, clearance made by Lee Minshull.

58:04

Assist on the goal came from Ashley Chambers.

58:04 Goal scored

Goal! - Jason Walker - York 1 - 1 Newport Co Jason Walker gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the area high into the middle of the goal. York 1-1 Newport County.

56:29 Booking

Booking Caution for Patrick McLaughlin.

55:34

Centre by Lanre Oyebanjo, save made by Karl Darlow.

54:35

Effort from just outside the penalty box by Jason Walker strikes the post.

53:14

Corner taken by Darryl Knights played to the near post, Matty Blair manages to make a clearance.

51:33

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Lee Baker.

51:01

Short corner taken by Darryl Knights from the left by-line.

50:13

Jake Reid is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Michael Ingham takes the free kick.

47:02

Sam Foley fouled by Jason Walker, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Baker takes the direct free kick.

46:22

Lee Baker takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Jon Challinor replaces Danny Pilkington.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Jamie Reed leaves the field to be replaced by Jason Walker.

45:00 +3:03 Half time

Half Time It is the end of the first-half.

45:00 +2:06

Ashley Chambers crosses the ball, clearance by Lee Baker.

45:00 +1:35

Corner taken by Danny Pilkington.

45:00 +0:06

The official flags Nathaniel Jarvis offside. Free kick taken by Michael Ingham.

41:59

Matty Blair takes a shot. Save by Karl Darlow. Corner taken by Patrick McLaughlin played to the near post, clearance by Max Porter.

40:57

Corner taken right-footed by Danny Pilkington.

37:22

Danny Pilkington takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Ismail Yakubu. Danny Pilkington sends in a cross, save by Karl Darlow. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Danny Pilkington.

36:56

Foul by Sam Foley on Daniel Parslow, free kick awarded. Chris Smith takes the free kick.

35:52 Substitution

Substitution Ashley Chambers comes on in place of Adriano Moke.

34:38

Jake Reid challenges Chris Smith unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Smith restarts play with the free kick.

30:50

James Meredith sends in a cross, save by Karl Darlow.

29:15

A cross is delivered by Matty Blair.

26:52

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Pilkington by Darryl Knights. Danny Pilkington takes the direct free kick.

26:12

Lee Baker crosses the ball, Jake Reid has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the target.

25:41

Corner taken by Lee Baker played to the near post, clearance by Matty Blair.

23:14

Lee Baker delivers the ball, Chris Doig makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Darryl Knights, Ismail Yakubu concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Ingham. Michael Ingham restarts play with the free kick.

21:09

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jake Reid by Chris Doig. Lee Baker takes the free kick.

20:28

Adriano Moke takes a shot. Save made by Karl Darlow.

20:05

The ball is crossed by Danny Pilkington, clearance made by Lee Minshull.

19:36

The referee blows for offside against Jake Reid. Chris Doig takes the indirect free kick.

18:59

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jamie Reed. Karl Darlow takes the free kick.

18:04

The offside flag is raised against Jamie Reed. Indirect free kick taken by Karl Darlow.

17:10

Header by Chris Smith from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

16:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Darryl Knights on Jamie Reed. Direct free kick taken by Lanre Oyebanjo.

15:55

Sam Foley takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Matty Blair.

11:23

Unfair challenge on Max Porter by Daniel Parslow results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lee Baker.

11:09

Jamie Reed is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Karl Darlow takes the indirect free kick.

10:39

Matty Blair takes a shot. Save made by Karl Darlow.

7:42

Centre by Danny Pilkington, save by Karl Darlow.

7:13

Corner taken by Danny Pilkington played to the near post, clearance made by Andrew Hughes.

6:05

Direct free kick taken by Michael Ingham.

6:05 Booking

Booking Lee Minshull receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

5:27

Unfair challenge on Daniel Parslow by Lee Minshull results in a free kick.

3:29

The assist for the goal came from Sam Foley.

3:29 Goal scored

Goal! - Nathaniel Jarvis - York 0 - 1 Newport Co Nathaniel Jarvis finds the net with a headed goal from close range. York 0-1 Newport County.

3:10

Foul by Adriano Moke on Lee Baker, free kick awarded. Sam Foley sends in a cross,

2:09

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jake Reid by Daniel Parslow. Direct free kick taken by Sam Foley.

1:53

David Pipe delivers the ball, clearance made by Chris Doig.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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