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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Mallik Wilks (88')
  • Frank Nouble (48')

Accington striker Mallik Wilks denies Newport at the death

Substitute Mallik Wilks rescued a late point for promotion-chasing Accrington in a 1-1 draw with Newport.
It looked like the Exiles had stolen all three points following Frank Nouble's 48th-minute goal but Leeds loan striker Wilks fired home the equaliser two minutes from time.
It was a first half of limited chances with Nouble having an effort scrambled off the line in the opening seconds and Kayden Jackson striking narrowly wide.
The game burst to life on 48 minutes when Robbie Willmott's corner found Nouble on the edge of the area and the Newport frontman smashed a shot into the top corner for his seventh goal of the season.
Stanley stepped up a gear and came close to equalising when, after a goalmouth scramble, Jordan Clark's strike was cleared off the line by keeper Joe Day's foot on 61 minutes.
However Newport were still dangerous and Willmott saw his effort saved on the line at the second attempt by Stanley's Aaron Chapman.
Stanley hit the woodwork on 70 minutes through a Jackson header and then, following a goalmouth scramble, Wilks got the ball in the area and thumped home the equaliser.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Forest Green Rovers 16 +10 31
2 Bradford City 16 +9 30
3 Swindon Town 17 +8 30
4 Crewe Alexandra 16 +8 30
5 Exeter City 17 +3 29
6 Cheltenham Town 15 +13 28
7 Newport County 16 +4 27
8 Colchester United 17 +6 26
9 Northampton Town 17 +4 25
10 Port Vale 17 0 25
11 Salford City 17 -4 24
12 Cambridge United 17 +5 23
13 Plymouth Argyle 16 +4 23
14 Mansfield Town 17 +1 20
15 Macclesfield Town 16 -3 20
16 Leyton Orient 17 -4 20
17 Crawley Town 17 -5 20
18 Grimsby Town 15 0 19
19 Carlisle United 17 -11 18
20 Oldham Athletic 17 -8 16
21 Scunthorpe United 17 -4 15
22 Walsall 17 -13 15
23 Stevenage 17 -9 13
24 Morecambe 17 -14 13