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Newport County 2-2 Scunthorpe United

Newport County's Lee Minshull scores against Scunthorpe with a diving header.

Chris Zebroski's 90th-minute equaliser for Newport denied Scunthorpe the chance to go top of League Two.

The Iron's hopes of stretching their unbeaten run to 18 matches looked under threat when Lee Minshull's diving header put the Exiles in front.

Paddy Madden turned home a cross from Marcus Williams to equalise and David Syers's low shot seven minutes from time, looked to have won it for United.

But Zebroski fired home an Adam Chapman corner to gain point for County.

Newport County first team coach Wayne Hatswell told BBC Radio Wales:

"[It was] a thoroughly deserved point [and] a shame we couldn't get all three after our first half performance. We were looking strong.

"We felt we needed that second goal when we were on top and we deserved to be more than one goal up.

"The equaliser gave them a bit of a lift and it derailed us for a little bit but the boys have shown great character to come back and get a deserved equaliser."

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Scunthorpe United manager Russ Wilcox speaks to BBC Radio Humberside after their 2-2 draw at Newport

Scunthorpe United manager Russ Wilcox talking to BBC Radio Humberside:

"The first half, you have to give credit to Newport. It's effective the way they play, you should never criticise how the opposition are setup because it's 11 versus 11 at the end of the day.

"They're quite direct and we've not quite dealt with that as well as we could have done today.

"The response that I got from the players in the second half tells me everything I need to know about the group and how together they are."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 29Parish
  • 18JacksonBooked at 90mins
  • 13Sandell
  • 4PorterSubstituted forJeffersat 86'minutes
  • 21Anthony
  • 6Yakubu
  • 15BurgeSubstituted forChapmanat 79'minutes
  • 8Minshull
  • 45HoweSubstituted forJolleyat 74'minutes
  • 11Zebroski
  • 12Willmott

Substitutes

  • 7Chapman
  • 9Crow
  • 14Jeffers
  • 17Flynn
  • 19Naylor
  • 22Worley
  • 23Jolley

Scunthorpe

  • 1Slocombe
  • 2Ribeiro
  • 30WilliamsBooked at 51mins
  • 4McAllisterSubstituted forSparrowat 80'minutes
  • 5Mirfin
  • 6CanavanBooked at 24mins
  • 18Nolan
  • 24Syers
  • 29WinnallSubstituted forWaterfallat 87'minutes
  • 27MaddenBooked at 38mins
  • 14HawkridgeSubstituted forAdelakunat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Dawson
  • 7Sparrow
  • 13Severn
  • 15Waterfall
  • 16Adelakun
  • 28McSheffrey
  • 39Hayes
Referee:
Carl Berry
Attendance:
2,782

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home13
Away7
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Newport County 2, Scunthorpe United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Newport County 2, Scunthorpe United 2.

Booking

Ryan Jackson (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

Dave Syers (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Shaun Jeffers (Newport County).

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 2, Scunthorpe United 2. Chris Zebroski (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Adam Chapman with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Sam Slocombe.

Attempt saved. Lee Minshull (Newport County) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Luke Waterfall replaces Sam Winnall.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Shaun Jeffers replaces Max Porter.

Eddie Nolan (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Jackson (Newport County).

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 1, Scunthorpe United 2. Dave Syers (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Hakeeb Adelakun with a cross.

Attempt saved. Chris Zebroski (Newport County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Matthew Sparrow replaces Sean McAllister.

Foul by Dave Syers (Scunthorpe United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Adam Chapman replaces Ryan Burge.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Robbie Willmott.

Attempt blocked. Dave Syers (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Andy Sandell.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Christian Jolley replaces Rene Howe.

Marcus Williams (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Jackson (Newport County).

Attempt saved. Lee Minshull (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Hakeeb Adelakun replaces Terry Hawkridge.

Attempt missed. Ryan Jackson (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 1, Scunthorpe United 1. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Eddie Nolan with a cross.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Niall Canavan.

Foul by Andy Sandell (Newport County).

Sam Winnall (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Christian Ribeiro.

Foul by Rene Howe (Newport County).

Eddie Nolan (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Chris Zebroski (Newport County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Booking

Marcus Williams (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.

Chris Zebroski (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Niall Canavan (Scunthorpe United).

Max Porter (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Chesterfield33171062561
2Scunthorpe34151541960
3Rochdale3318691760
4Burton3415118456
5Oxford Utd34141371555
6Fleetwood3316512953
7Southend34131110950
8Plymouth3313911248
9Hartlepool3412913145
10York34101311243
11Newport31111010143
12Wimbledon3411914-542
13Cheltenham33101211-642
14Dag & Red33101112-241
15Morecambe33101013-1140
16Bury3291211039
17Bristol Rovers3391212-239
18Exeter3410915-639
19Portsmouth3391212-1139
20Mansfield3491213-1339
21Wycombe3391113-438
22Accrington3391014-837
23Northampton338916-1633
24Torquay337917-2030
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