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Rodney Parade (ATT 2,872) 23rd August 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Newport Newport County AFC vs Burton Albion Burton Alb

Newport 1

C Zebroski (37)

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Burton Alb 1

J Mousinho (51)

Burton sneak Newport draw

Last Updated: 23/08/14 6:14pm

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John Mousinho: Earned Burton a draw

John Mousinho: Earned Burton a draw

Newport County were held to a 1-1 draw against high-flying Burton Albion at Rodney Parade on Saturday.

Chris Zebroski's header had put the hosts on the front foot but John Mousinho's second-half strike prevented County from claiming their first win of the new League Two campaign.

The Exiles went ahead on 37 minutes through Zebroski.

The Welsh side's first-half pressure told when the powerful striker rose highest to nod Ryan Jackson's long throw goalwards. Brewers captain Ian Sharps had scrambled back to his goal-line but he could only force his clearance into the top corner.

Lee Minshull led the charge for a second goal before half-time when he controlled the ball with his chest and smashed a right-footed half-volley onto Jon McLaughlin's crossbar.

But Burton have enjoyed an excellent start to the season and drew level after 52 minutes.

Phil Edwards' cross from the right wing found Mousinho in space and the midfielder lashed a left-footed shot across Lenny Pidgeley and into the bottom corner.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 18 35
2 Burton Albion 18 35
3 Luton Town 18 34
4 Shrewsbury Town 18 33
5 Southend United 18 31
6 Plymouth Argyle 18 30
7 Bury 18 30
8 Newport County AFC 18 28
9 Exeter City 18 27
10 Portsmouth 18 26
11 Morecambe 18 26
12 Accrington Stanley 18 26
13 Cambridge United 18 24
14 Northampton Town 18 24
15 Stevenage 18 24
16 AFC Wimbledon 18 24
17 Mansfield Town 18 22
18 Cheltenham Town 18 22
19 Oxford United 18 20
20 York City 18 18
21 Dagenham & Redbridge 18 18
22 Carlisle United 18 18
23 Tranmere Rovers 18 12
24 Hartlepool United 18 12