Newport County AFC 1 - 1 Burton Albion

Match info: League Two at Rodney Parade

Date: 21/04/2014 KO: 15:00 Ref: Att: 2,630

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers


Andy Sandell 5


Burton Alb

Michael Symes 36 (pen)

FT (ht: 1-1)

  • Last Updated: April 21 2014, 17:45 BST

Andy Sandell's stunner helped Newport earn a deserved 1-1 draw with promotion-chasing Burton.

Andy Sandell: Earned Exiles a draw
Andy Sandell: Earned Exiles a draw

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.