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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 Swindon Town 18 +9 33
2 Forest Green Rovers 17 +9 31
3 Bradford City 16 +9 30
4 Crewe Alexandra 17 +5 30
5 Exeter City 18 +3 30
6 Cheltenham Town 16 +13 29
7 Northampton Town 18 +7 28
8 Port Vale 18 +1 28
9 Newport County 16 +4 27
10 Colchester United 17 +6 26
11 Plymouth Argyle 17 +5 26
12 Salford City 18 -5 24
13 Cambridge United 18 +4 23
14 Mansfield Town 18 +1 21
15 Macclesfield Town 17 -3 21
16 Crawley Town 18 -5 21
17 Leyton Orient 18 -6 20
18 Grimsby Town 15 0 19
19 Scunthorpe United 18 -2 18
20 Carlisle United 18 -12 18
21 Walsall 18 -12 18
22 Oldham Athletic 17 -8 16
23 Morecambe 18 -14 14
24 Stevenage 17 -9 13