Newport County 2-1 Rochdale

Rochdale had to be content with third place in League Two after Kevin Feely's late looping header gave 10-man Newport County a shock win.

Chesterfield's 2-1 win over Fleetwood saw them take the title.

George Donnelly put Rochdale ahead before Aaron O'Connor marked his return from injury with a scrambled equaliser.

Matthew Lund had an 83rd-minute penalty saved by Ian McLoughlin after Ryan Jackson had been sent off for bringing down Ian Henderson.

Newport's 14th-place finish marked a season of consolidation after their promotion from the Conference Premier at the end of last season.

Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales:

"It's fantastic. We've had a brilliant season and accomplished what we set out to do and to round it off with a victory against a promoted side was a fantastic end to the season.

"And it's a credit to the players because I think they have been absolutely outstanding all year."

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Post-match Rochdale Manager Keith Hill on 2-1 defeat

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

" You have to lose games to learn about yourselves.

"We shouldn't really in this financial world be competing against Scunthorpe and Chesterfield for the title so it's been a great race."

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Chesterfield46231583184
2Scunthorpe46202152481
3Rochdale46249132181
4Fleetwood462210141476
5Southend461915121772
6Burton46191512572
7York461817111171
8Oxford Utd46161416362
9Dag & Red46151516-660
10Plymouth46161218-760
11Mansfield46151516-960
12Bury46132013859
13Portsmouth46141715-1059
14Newport46141616-358
15Accrington46141517-257
16Exeter46141319-355
17Cheltenham46131617-1055
18Morecambe46131518-1254
19Hartlepool46141121-653
20Wimbledon46141418-853
21Northampton46131419-1553
22Wycombe46121420-850
23Bristol Rovers46121420-1150
24Torquay4612925-2445
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