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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 46 +30 85
2 Bury 46 +26 79
3 Milton Keynes Dons 46 +22 79
4 Mansfield Town 46 +28 76
5 Forest Green Rovers 46 +21 74
6 Tranmere Rovers 46 +13 73
7 Newport County 46 0 71
8 Colchester United 46 +12 70
9 Exeter City 46 +11 70
10 Stevenage 46 +4 70
11 Carlisle United 46 +5 68
12 Crewe Alexandra 46 +1 65
13 Swindon Town 46 +3 64
14 Oldham Athletic 46 +7 62
15 Northampton Town 46 +1 61
16 Cheltenham Town 46 -11 57
17 Grimsby Town 46 -11 56
18 Morecambe 46 -16 54
19 Crawley Town 46 -17 53
20 Port Vale 46 -16 49
21 Cambridge United 46 -26 47
22 Macclesfield Town 46 -26 44
23 Notts County 46 -36 41
24 Yeovil Town 46 -25 40