Midfielder Lee Minshull's injury-time goal salvaged a point for Newport County against Accrington Stanley.

The visitors went ahead through Robbie Willmott's free-kick, only for Peter Murphy to fire in an equaliser.

Kal Naismith's header then put Stanley in front, before Ryan Burge's fine strike levelled the score once more.

Accrington looked to have won it when Murphy nodded in two minutes from time, but Minshull converted Willmott's cross to snatch a point.

The goal denied 22nd-placed Accrington a first win in five matches, and put an end to Newport's two-game losing streak.

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Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales:

"Credit to the players because they continued to press for the equaliser and we deserved to come away with a point at least.

"We are disappointed with the goals we conceded because we started the game ever so well and took the game to Accrington.

"But we conceded two bad goals and a third and it looked like we were going home empty handed.

"Getting three goals and you would normally expect to get three points, but if you collect a point away from home, you have to be very happy."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (3)

Accrington Stanley

  • 26 Bettinelli
  • 16 Hunt
  • 27 Naylor (Wilson - 81' )
  • 02 Murphy
  • 05 Aldred
  • 06 Winnard
  • 11 Naismith
  • 04 Joyce
  • 24 Odejayi Booked
  • 09 Webber (Hatfield - 81' )
  • 15 Mingoia

Substitutes

  • 07 McCartan
  • 08 Roddan
  • 10 Hatfield
  • 19 Wilson
  • 20 Windass
  • 25 Atkinson
  • 44 Bowerman

Newport County

  • 01 Pidgeley
  • 02 Pipe Booked
  • 18 Jackson
  • 13 Sandell
  • 06 Yakubu
  • 19 Naylor
  • 08 Minshull
  • 15 Burge
  • 45 Howe Booked
  • 14 Washington (Jolley - 79' )
  • 12 Willmott

Substitutes

  • 03 Hughes
  • 05 James
  • 09 Crow
  • 17 Flynn
  • 23 Jolley
Ref: Dean Whitestone
Att: 1,318

Match Stats

Shots

10 7

On target

7 4

Corners

5 6

Fouls

13 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Accrington Stanley 3, Newport County 3.

90:00 +4:01 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 3, Newport County 3.

90:00 +1:08 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Accrington Stanley 3, Newport County 3. Lee Minshull (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Robbie Willmott.

90:00 +0:25

Foul by Kayode Odejayi (Accrington Stanley).

90:00 +0:25

Ryan Burge (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

89:43 Booking

Booking David Pipe (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

89:37

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

89:37

Foul by David Pipe (Newport County).

87:54 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Accrington Stanley 3, Newport County 2. Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley) header from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Laurence Wilson with a cross.

87:15

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by David Pipe.

87:06

Attempt blocked. Laurence Wilson (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

86:18

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

86:18

Foul by Ryan Burge (Newport County).

84:41

Foul by Dean Winnard (Accrington Stanley).

84:41

Rene Howe (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80:29 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Will Hatfield replaces Danny Webber.

80:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Laurence Wilson replaces Lee Naylor.

78:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Newport County. Christian Jolley replaces Conor Washington because of an injury.

76:29

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

76:29

Foul by Rene Howe (Newport County).

75:04

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Dean Winnard.

71:51

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Dean Winnard.

70:12 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Accrington Stanley 2, Newport County 2. Ryan Burge (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Conor Washington.

68:23

Attempt missed. Andy Sandell (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

68:02

Foul by Kayode Odejayi (Accrington Stanley).

68:02

Lee Minshull (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

65:58

Attempt saved. Danny Webber (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

64:30

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Leonard Pidgeley.

63:27

Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

63:27

Foul by Tom Naylor (Newport County).

62:18

Foul by Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley).

62:18

Lee Minshull (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

61:26

Attempt missed. Andy Sandell (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

60:42

Attempt saved. Conor Washington (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

58:04

Attempt missed. Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

52:22

Attempt saved. Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

50:31

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Nicky Hunt.

48:22

Attempt missed. Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high.

47:44

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Tom Naylor.

45:00

Second Half begins Accrington Stanley 2, Newport County 1.

45:00 +2:11 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Accrington Stanley 2, Newport County 1.

45:00 +1:00

Rene Howe (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00 +0:53

Foul by Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley).

43:47 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Accrington Stanley 2, Newport County 1. Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) header from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by Peter Murphy with a cross.

42:48

Dean Winnard (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

42:48

Foul by Conor Washington (Newport County).

41:12

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Leonard Pidgeley.

41:03

Attempt saved. Piero Mingoia (Accrington Stanley) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top right corner.

37:46

Ryan Burge (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

37:46

Foul by Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley).

36:27

Foul by Ryan Burge (Newport County).

36:27

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

34:31

Foul by Ismail Yakubu (Newport County).

34:31

Kayode Odejayi (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

32:02

Tom Naylor (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

32:02

Foul by Piero Mingoia (Accrington Stanley).

30:02

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Peter Murphy.

29:00

Lee Minshull (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

29:00

Foul by Kayode Odejayi (Accrington Stanley).

27:58 Booking

Booking Rene Howe (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

27:50

Foul by Rene Howe (Newport County).

27:50

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

26:08

Foul by Kayode Odejayi (Accrington Stanley).

26:08

Ismail Yakubu (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

24:30

Foul by Ryan Burge (Newport County).

24:30

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

22:11 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Accrington Stanley 1, Newport County 1. Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Danny Webber.

21:19

Conor Washington (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:19

Foul by Dean Winnard (Accrington Stanley).

20:57

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Leonard Pidgeley.

20:48

Attempt saved. Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

19:37

Foul by Andy Sandell (Newport County).

19:37

Kayode Odejayi (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:41

Ryan Burge (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:41

Foul by Danny Webber (Accrington Stanley).

16:25

Foul by Ryan Burge (Newport County).

16:25

Piero Mingoia (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

15:53

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

13:27

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Tom Aldred.

10:47 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Accrington Stanley 0, Newport County 1. Robbie Willmott (Newport County) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

9:39

Ryan Burge (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9:39

Foul by Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley).

5:56

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Nicky Hunt.

5:08

Foul by Kayode Odejayi (Accrington Stanley).

5:08

Lee Minshull (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

3:32

Danny Webber (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:32

Foul by Lee Minshull (Newport County).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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