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