Newport's Sky Bet League Two play-off hopes took a hit after they played out a 1-1 draw at home to Cheltenham.
Comical County defending allowed Bristol City loanee Wes Burns to snatch an early lead at Rodney Parade on Friday night before Miles Storey levelled with a looping header.
Jimmy Dack's side are a single point behind eighth-placed Stevenage, whereas Cheltenham are teetering two points above the drop zone.
After 13 minutes of sub-standard football, Newport gifted the League Two strugglers the advantage.
County defender Kevin Feely tried to shepherd a long ball back to goalkeeper Joe Day, but he never came.
And Wales Under-21 international Burns was on-hand to steal in to net his second goal in as many matches.
But the Exiles struck back with five minutes of the first half remaining through on-loan Swindon Town striker Storey.
Full-back Ryan Jackson worked a yard of space on his right flank and delivered a pinpoint ball to Storey, who saw his looping header dip under the crossbar and in for the equaliser.