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Sky Bet League 2

Rodney Parade (ATT 2,630) 21st April 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Newport Newport County AFC vs Burton Albion Burton Alb

Newport 1

A Sandell (5)

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Burton Alb 1

M Symes (pen 36)

Brewers held by Exiles

Last Updated: 21/04/14 5:45pm

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Andy Sandell: Earned Exiles a draw

Andy Sandell: Earned Exiles a draw

Andy Sandell's stunner helped Newport earn a deserved 1-1 draw with promotion-chasing Burton.

Sandell gave County a fifth-minute lead with a thunderbolt from 25 yards.

But Michael Symes equalised from the penalty spot in the 36th minute after Darcy Blake pulled down Dominic Knowles.

County striker Chris Zebroski had a shot cleared off the line by Dave Gray seven minutes before the break and Zebroski and Lee Minshull went close immediately after the interval for the home side before Mike Flynn hit the post with a header.

Burton goalkeeper Dean Lyness then produced a superb reaction save to deny Robbie Willmott in the 52nd minute.

But the Brewers almost grabbed the lead against the run of play with 17 minutes to go when substitute Alex MacDonald hit the post with a long-range drive.

County nearly gifted the visitors a late second when Adam Chapman was caught in possession but Matty Palmer wasted the opening by firing over.

Sandell went close to netting a winner in injury time but his header was pushed around the post by the excellent Lyness.

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Table

Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Luton Town 15 30
2 Wycombe Wanderers 15 29
3 Burton Albion 15 28
4 Shrewsbury Town 15 27
5 Bury 15 27
6 Plymouth Argyle 15 26
7 Newport County AFC 15 23
8 Morecambe 14 23
9 Southend United 15 22
10 Cheltenham Town 15 22
11 Cambridge United 15 21
12 AFC Wimbledon 15 20
13 Portsmouth 15 20
14 Stevenage 15 20
15 Accrington Stanley 15 20
16 Exeter City 14 19
17 Mansfield Town 15 19
18 Northampton Town 15 18
19 Oxford United 15 16
20 Carlisle United 15 15
21 Dagenham & Redbridge 15 15
22 York City 15 12
23 Tranmere Rovers 15 11
24 Hartlepool United 15 11