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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

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe25138438241447
2Burton2513662923645
3Chesterfield24128437191844
4Rochdale2513483831743
5Southend2512673122942
6Fleetwood2413293829941
7Oxford Utd24109534211339
8Newport2410863427738
9Morecambe27107103135-437
10Dag & Red2697103232034
11Plymouth259792326-334
12Cheltenham258983235-333
13Exeter2595113134-332
14York2671093232031
15Wimbledon2587102729-231
16Hartlepool2587102731-431
17Mansfield2678112635-929
18Wycombe2477103033-328
19Bury2569103034-427
20Portsmouth2569102938-927
21Bristol Rovers2468102226-426
22Accrington2568112937-826
23Torquay2668122740-1326
24Northampton2557131933-1422
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