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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 Burton Albion 46 94
2 Shrewsbury Town 46 89
3 Bury 46 85
4 Wycombe Wanderers 46 84
5 Southend United 46 84
6 Stevenage 46 72
7 Plymouth Argyle 46 71
8 Luton Town 46 68
9 Newport County AFC 46 65
10 Exeter City 46 64
11 Morecambe 46 63
12 Northampton Town 46 61
13 Oxford United 46 61
14 Dagenham & Redbridge 46 59
15 AFC Wimbledon 46 58
16 Portsmouth 46 57
17 Accrington Stanley 46 56
18 York City 46 52
19 Cambridge United 46 51
20 Carlisle United 46 50
21 Mansfield Town 46 48
22 Hartlepool United 46 45
23 Cheltenham Town 46 41
24 Tranmere Rovers 46 39