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Whaddon Road Ground (ATT 3,501) 23rd November 2013 - Kick off 15:00

Cheltenhm Cheltenham Town vs Newport County AFC Newport

Robins and Exiles share spoils

Last Updated: 23/11/13 7:20pm

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Conor Washington: Came close to scoring

Conor Washington: Came close to scoring

Cheltenham and Newport played out a highly entertaining goalless draw at the Abbey Business Stadium in League Two.

In the first half there were very few chances with Ryan Jackson going close for the visitors, while Sam Deering had the best chance for the Robins in the opening 45 minutes.

In the 58th minute Conor Washington went agonisingly close for Newport as he waltzed his way into the Robins' box and the Newport striker's effort, which had the home goalkeeper Scott Brown beat, ricocheted off the post.

The Exiles needed a fine block from Ismail Yakubu two minutes later to deny Matt Richards as he worked his way into the area.

Jamie Cureton came close to firing the hosts into the lead 16 minutes from time when Russ Penn threaded the Robins striker through but he fired his shot straight at Lenny Pidgeley in the Newport goal.

The Exiles thought that had snatched the points 10 minutes from time when Washington fired in a shot following a Robbie Willmott corner which Cheltenham substitute Penn cleared off the line.

Cureton then went close for the hosts in the dying stages of this game but Newport managed to clear the danger.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Burton Albion 45 91
2 Shrewsbury Town 45 89
3 Southend United 45 84
4 Bury 45 82
5 Wycombe Wanderers 45 81
6 Stevenage 45 72
7 Plymouth Argyle 45 68
8 Luton Town 45 65
9 Newport County AFC 45 65
10 Northampton Town 45 61
11 Exeter City 45 61
12 Morecambe 45 60
13 Dagenham & Redbridge 45 59
14 Oxford United 45 58
15 AFC Wimbledon 45 57
16 Portsmouth 45 56
17 Accrington Stanley 45 53
18 Cambridge United 45 51
19 York City 45 51
20 Carlisle United 45 49
21 Mansfield Town 45 48
22 Hartlepool United 45 44
23 Cheltenham Town 45 40
24 Tranmere Rovers 45 39