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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 Wycombe Wanderers 27 52
2 Shrewsbury Town 27 51
3 Burton Albion 27 51
4 Luton Town 26 47
5 Southend United 27 47
6 Newport County AFC 27 46
7 Bury 27 44
8 Stevenage 27 41
9 Exeter City 28 41
10 Plymouth Argyle 27 40
11 Morecambe 27 37
12 Cambridge United 26 36
13 AFC Wimbledon 26 36
14 Northampton Town 27 34
15 Accrington Stanley 26 33
16 Oxford United 27 30
17 Cheltenham Town 27 30
18 Portsmouth 26 29
19 York City 27 28
20 Mansfield Town 26 28
21 Tranmere Rovers 26 27
22 Dagenham & Redbridge 27 27
23 Carlisle United 27 27
24 Hartlepool United 27 18