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Newport County 1-1 Mansfield Town

Dom Telford and Oliver Hawkins
Dom Telford in action against Oliver Hawkins - who conceded the second-half penalty

Ten-man Mansfield Town extended their unbeaten run in League Two to 12 games with a draw at Newport County.

Both sides squandered chances before Stephen McLaughlin finally broke the deadlock on 70 minutes, his long range strike deflecting off Josh Pask.

The visitors had to play the last 20 minutes a man down after John-Joe O'Toole was red carded.

Newport equalised through a Dominic Telford penalty after Oliver Hawkins' handball in the box.

Mansfield are now unbeaten in the league since 23 November and remain in the hunt for promotion. They are currently sixth having played fewer games than their closest rivals.

County slip out of the play-off places to eighth, having not won in their last three games.

Newport County boss James Rowberry:

"We showed great character to come back from a goal behind.

"We're Newport County, we don't stop.

"I class myself as a working class lad and we're a working class club in my eyes and the way that we operate, so we have to continue those values of hard work and honesty, that's all I can ask for."

Line-ups

Newport

Formation 3-1-4-2

  • 30Townsend
  • 4Pask
  • 8DolanSubstituted forWillmottat 45'minutes
  • 28Demetriou
  • 17Bennett
  • 14Lewis
  • 24CainSubstituted forWaiteat 76'minutes
  • 18Azaz
  • 3HaynesSubstituted forNormanat 45'minutes
  • 10Baker-RichardsonBooked at 74mins
  • 19Telford

Substitutes

  • 1Day
  • 2Norman
  • 5J Clarke
  • 7Willmott
  • 11Street
  • 21Collins
  • 26Waite

Mansfield

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 1Bishop
  • 4Hewitt
  • 35O'TooleBooked at 74mins
  • 12HawkinsBooked at 74mins
  • 3McLaughlinBooked at 85mins
  • 44M LongstaffSubstituted forBoweryat 83'minutes
  • 8O Clarke
  • 16QuinnBooked at 83minsSubstituted forWallaceat 84'minutes
  • 10MarisSubstituted forRawsonat 76'minutes
  • 25Stirk
  • 34Akins

Substitutes

  • 6Rawson
  • 9Bowery
  • 11Johnson
  • 14Perch
  • 23Wallace
  • 24Stech
  • 26Law
Referee:
Will Finnie
Attendance:
3,956

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home17
Away14
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home7
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Newport County 1, Mansfield Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Newport County 1, Mansfield Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Finn Azaz (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Courtney Baker-Richardson.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Aaron Lewis (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Oliver Hawkins (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ryan Stirk following a set piece situation.

  7. Post update

    Jordan Bowery (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Lewis (Newport County).

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Finn Azaz (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by James Waite.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Farrend Rawson.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Dominic Telford (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Cameron Norman with a cross.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Waite (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. James Waite (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Robbie Willmott with a cross.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Oliver Hawkins.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Finn Azaz (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Aaron Lewis.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Aaron Lewis (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  17. Booking

    Stephen McLaughlin (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Stephen McLaughlin (Mansfield Town).

  19. Post update

    Cameron Norman (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Mansfield Town. Kieran Wallace replaces Stephen Quinn.

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