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Newport County AFC vs Cheltenham Town. Sky Bet League Two.

Rodney ParadeAttendance2,951.

Newport County AFC 1

  • M Storey (38th minute)

Cheltenham Town 1

  • W Burns (13th minute)

Newport County and Cheltenham Town share 1-1 draw in League Two

Image: Wes Burns: On-loan striker opened the scoring for Cheltenham

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.

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