Match ends, Stevenage 3, Newport County 3.
Newport County started the League Two season where they ended the last, by producing a great escape.
The Exiles scored twice in the final 15 minutes from 3-1 down, with sub Shawn McCoulsky equalising in injury time.
The hosts held the advantage when Tom Pett scored, but Frank Nouble levelled.
Dale Gorman's penalty and a goal from Danny Newton put Stevenage in charge, but Mickey Demetriou gave the Exiles late hope with a 25-yard strike before McCoulsky's dramatic leveller.
Stevenage manager Darren Sarll:
"The manner of the goals showcased how important set plays are in this division.
"We haven't conceded a goal by being broken down. We conceded an absolute worldy [world class] of a strike and the other two goals were from set plays.
"The players have to know that there are a few long afternoon training sessions ahead of them now to try and improve us on that."
Newport County manager Mike Flynn told BBC Radio Wales Sport:
"That was two points dropped if I'm honest. I thought we were the better team, created more chances and gave them two goals. All in all I am disappointed.
"The boys just showed their character again, they kept going until the end and they're going to have to do that quite a lot this season and you'll be surprised where that takes you.
"They've all got great team spirit, they keep going and if one thing goes against them they try and make it right."
- 17GormanSubstituted forKingat 78'minutes
- 30McKeeSubstituted forGoddenat 64'minutes
- 15SamuelSubstituted forWhelpdaleat 57'minutes
- 17BennettSubstituted forMcCoulskyat 68'minutes
- 3ButlerSubstituted forJahraldo-Martinat 90+1'minutes
- 4LabadieSubstituted forOwen-Evansat 78'minutes
- Martin Coy
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Stevenage 3, Newport County 3.
Matthew Dolan (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Harry Beautyman (Stevenage).
Goal! Stevenage 3, Newport County 3. Shawn McCoulsky (Newport County) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner following a corner.
Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Joe Fryer.
Attempt saved. Matthew Dolan (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Attempt saved. Chris Whelpdale (Stevenage) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Foul by Shawn McCoulsky (Newport County).
Luke Wilkinson (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Substitution, Newport County. Calaum Jahraldo-Martin replaces Dan Butler.
Shawn McCoulsky (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Luke Wilkinson (Stevenage).
Foul by Tom Owen-Evans (Newport County).
Harry Beautyman (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Mark O'Brien (Newport County).
Matt Godden (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Mickey Demetriou (Newport County) because of an injury.
Substitution, Newport County. Tom Owen-Evans replaces Joss Labadie.