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Rodney Parade (ATT 2,782) 1st March 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Newport Newport County AFC vs Scunthorpe United Scunthorpe

Newport 2

L Minshull (25)
C Zebroski (90+1)

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Scunthorpe 2

P Madden (61)
D Syers (83)

Iron denied top spot

Last Updated: 01/03/14 7:02pm

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Chris Zebroski: Earned his side a point

Chris Zebroski: Earned his side a point

Chris Zebroski prevented Scunthorpe from taking top spot in League Two as Newport clinched a 2-2 draw in stoppage-time.

The Iron extended their unbeaten run to 18 games with a second-half recovery at Rodney Parade. David Syers looked to have sent them above leaders Chesterfield when he scored seven minutes from time. However, Zebroski pounced in added time with his ninth goal of the season to snatch a deserved draw.

The Exiles feared they had paid a heavy price for failing to make the most of their first-half dominance.

Ryan Burge had a strong penalty claim waved away, saw his driving effort palmed away by Sam Slocombe and then shot over the bar from Lee Minshull's cross.

Niall Canavan was booked for a foul on Zebroski and, from the resulting free-kick, Minshull headed in from close range on 25 minutes.

The visitors dusted themselves down and struck back in the second half. Marcus Williams and Eddie Nolan combined for Paddy Madden to side-foot home on the hour.

Hakeeb Adelakun then set up Syers on 83 minutes to give Scunthorpe the lead yet Newport rallied with Zebroski's late goal.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Scunthorpe United 43 77
2 Chesterfield 43 75
3 Rochdale 43 75
4 Fleetwood Town 43 72
5 Burton Albion 42 68
6 Southend United 43 65
7 York City 43 64
8 Oxford United 43 62
9 Plymouth Argyle 43 58
10 Bury 43 57
11 Dagenham & Redbridge 43 57
12 Mansfield Town 43 57
13 Newport County AFC 43 54
14 AFC Wimbledon 43 53
15 Cheltenham Town 43 52
16 Accrington Stanley 43 51
17 Portsmouth 42 51
18 Morecambe 43 50
19 Hartlepool United 42 49
20 Exeter City 43 49
21 Wycombe Wanderers 43 47
22 Bristol Rovers 42 47
23 Northampton Town 43 47
24 Torquay United 43 39