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Accrington Stanley 3-3 Newport County

Newport County's Lee Minshull
Newport County's Lee Minshull

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."

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 26Bettinelli
  • 16Hunt
  • 27NaylorSubstituted forWilsonat 81'minutes
  • 2Murphy
  • 5Aldred
  • 6Winnard
  • 11Naismith
  • 4Joyce
  • 24OdejayiBooked at 88mins
  • 9WebberSubstituted forHatfieldat 81'minutes
  • 15Mingoia

Substitutes

  • 7McCartan
  • 8Roddan
  • 10Hatfield
  • 19Wilson
  • 20Windass
  • 25Atkinson
  • 44Bowerman

Newport

  • 1Pidgeley
  • 2PipeBooked at 90mins
  • 18Jackson
  • 13Sandell
  • 6Yakubu
  • 19Naylor
  • 8Minshull
  • 15Burge
  • 45HoweBooked at 28mins
  • 14WashingtonSubstituted forJolleyat 79'minutes
  • 12Willmott

Substitutes

  • 3Hughes
  • 5James
  • 9Crow
  • 17Flynn
  • 23Jolley
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
1,318

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home10
Away7
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Accrington Stanley 3, Newport County 3.

Full Time

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

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.

Foul by Kayode Odejayi (Accrington Stanley).

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

Booking

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

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

Foul by David Pipe (Newport County).

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.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by David Pipe.

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

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

Foul by Ryan Burge (Newport County).

Foul by Dean Winnard (Accrington Stanley).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Will Hatfield replaces Danny Webber.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Laurence Wilson replaces Lee Naylor.

Substitution

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

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

Foul by Rene Howe (Newport County).

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Dean Winnard.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Dean Winnard.

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.

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

Foul by Kayode Odejayi (Accrington Stanley).

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

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

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Leonard Pidgeley.

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

Foul by Tom Naylor (Newport County).

Foul by Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley).

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

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

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

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

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.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Nicky Hunt.

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

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Tom Naylor.

Second Half

Second Half begins Accrington Stanley 2, Newport County 1.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Scunthorpe2513841447
2Burton251366645
3Chesterfield2412841844
4Rochdale251348743
5Southend251267942
6Fleetwood241329941
7Oxford Utd2410951339
8Newport241086738
9Morecambe2710710-437
10Dag & Red269710034
11Plymouth25979-334
12Cheltenham25898-333
13Exeter259511-332
14York267109031
15Wimbledon258710-231
16Hartlepool258710-431
17Mansfield267811-929
18Wycombe247710-328
19Bury256910-427
20Portsmouth256910-927
21Bristol Rovers246810-426
22Accrington256811-826
23Torquay266812-1326
24Northampton255713-1422
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