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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Josh Sheehan (2')
  • Daniel Potts (23')

Honours even as Newport hold Luton at Rodney Parade

Newport County held promotion-chasing Luton Town to a 1-1 draw on a bitterly cold afternoon at Rodney Parade.
Josh Sheehan put the Exiles ahead, with Dan Potts levelling the scores after 23 minutes of the first half.
Aaron Collins beat three defenders with a great run into the penalty box. His shot was deflected before Sheehan tucked away the rebound for his second goal in as many games.
Newport nearly doubled their lead when Robbie Willmott's header was cleared off the line by Marek Stech.
Potts equalised for the visitors with his header beating Newport keeper Joe Day from a corner.
Luton began to dominate possession and hit the bar with James Collins' shot after a quick break but the score remained 1-1 at the interval.
The home side began the second half brightly with Collins coming close when his header was deflected over the post by Scott Cuthbert.
With Newport applying all the pressure Frank Nouble forced Stech into a fine save. But Michael Flynn's side could not make their pressure tell and the visitors held on for a draw.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Lincoln City 26 +21 52
2 Bury 28 +21 49
3 Milton Keynes Dons 26 +21 47
4 Colchester United 28 +12 46
5 Mansfield Town 26 +17 45
6 Carlisle United 28 +10 45
7 Forest Green Rovers 26 +14 44
8 Exeter City 27 +10 44
9 Tranmere Rovers 27 +8 42
10 Stevenage 28 -2 41
11 Oldham Athletic 27 +7 39
12 Swindon Town 28 -6 37
13 Newport County 26 -8 36
14 Crewe Alexandra 28 -6 35
15 Grimsby Town 27 -5 34
16 Northampton Town 27 0 33
17 Crawley Town 27 -6 33
18 Cheltenham Town 27 -9 29
19 Port Vale 27 -10 29
20 Cambridge United 28 -22 29
21 Morecambe 28 -16 28
22 Yeovil Town 26 -4 27
23 Macclesfield Town 28 -19 24
24 Notts County 28 -28 21