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Chesterfield 1-1 Newport County

Newport's Max Porter celebrates

Max Porter's late equaliser rescued a point for Newport County at promotion-chasing Chesterfield.

Jimmy Ryan had given Chesterfield the lead with a brilliant angled chip over County goalkeeper Ian McLoughlin.

But with time running out Porter picked up the ball on the edge of the Spireites area to shoot home.

Chesterfield remain in the automatic promotion places but Burton Albion and Fleetwood Town won on Saturday and both are now just three points behind.

Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales:

"It was a spirited display, we showed good character... we got a little bit fortunate today but once we got through that spell I thought we could get something out of the game.

"We started the game well. Young Shaun Jeffers came in and I thought he caused them problems - a couple of opportunities he created himself - and we looked imposing and comfortable at the back.

"It was pleasing to go in at half-time 0-0 which gave us a chance, but to concede the goal as quickly as we did in the second half really put us on the back foot."

Line-ups

Chesterfield

  • 1Lee
  • 7Darikwa
  • 15Humphreys
  • 5Morsy
  • 23Evatt
  • 6Cooper
  • 12RyanBooked at 88mins
  • 29KearnsSubstituted forHirdat 72'minutes
  • 17DoyleSubstituted forRichardsat 77'minutes
  • 10O'SheaSubstituted forBennettat 86'minutes
  • 11Roberts

Substitutes

  • 3Smith
  • 4Hird
  • 9Richards
  • 21Gnanduillet
  • 26Gardner
  • 30Bennett
  • 35Dunbavin

Newport

  • 33McLoughlin
  • 20Feely
  • 3Hughes
  • 18Jackson
  • 6Yakubu
  • 17Flynn
  • 14JeffersSubstituted forHoweat 64'minutes
  • 4Porter
  • 8MinshullSubstituted forNaylorat 84'minutes
  • 11ZebroskiSubstituted forJolleyat 64'minutes
  • 12Willmott

Substitutes

  • 2Pipe
  • 13Sandell
  • 15Burge
  • 19Naylor
  • 23Jolley
  • 24Amadi-Holloway
  • 45Howe
Referee:
Simon Hooper
Attendance:
5,659

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterfieldAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home12
Away5
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Chesterfield 1, Newport County 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chesterfield 1, Newport County 1.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Ismail Yakubu.

Attempt blocked. Christian Jolley (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Ryan Jackson.

Attempt blocked. Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Tendayi Darikwa (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Christian Jolley (Newport County).

Foul by Mason Bennett (Chesterfield).

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

Booking

Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield).

Andrew Hughes (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Mason Bennett replaces Jay O'Shea.

Attempt missed. Tendayi Darikwa (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Ian Evatt (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Rene Howe (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Tom Naylor replaces Lee Minshull.

Foul by Marc Richards (Chesterfield).

Kevin Feely (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Chesterfield 1, Newport County 1. Max Porter (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Michael Flynn.

Attempt saved. Marc Richards (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Delay in match Ismail Yakubu (Newport County) because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Marc Richards replaces Eoin Doyle.

Foul by Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Sam Hird replaces Daniel Kearns.

Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lee Minshull (Newport County).

Daniel Kearns (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrew Hughes (Newport County).

Foul by Ian Evatt (Chesterfield).

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

Attempt missed. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Ritchie Humphreys (Chesterfield).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Christian Jolley replaces Chris Zebroski.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Rene Howe replaces Shaun Jeffers.

Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rochdale412291064392575
2Scunthorpe411918462372575
3Chesterfield411914863372671
4Fleetwood412081359461368
5Burton41181494337668
6Southend4116141150371362
7York411515114638860
8Oxford Utd411514124943659
9Plymouth401510154445-155
10Dag & Red411315134849-154
11Bury411217124944553
12Mansfield411314144352-953
13Cheltenham411215144755-851
14Newport401214144852-450
15Hartlepool411310184647-149
16Accrington411213164750-349
17Wimbledon411213164248-649
18Morecambe411212174559-1448
19Portsmouth411115154156-1548
20Exeter411211184753-647
21Bristol Rovers411114163745-847
22Wycombe411113174148-746
23Northampton411013183454-2043
24Torquay4199233559-2436
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