Newport County AFC 1 - 1 Burton Albion

Match info: League Two at Rodney Parade

Date: 23/08/2014 KO: 15:00 Ref: Att: 2,872

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

Newport

Chris Zebroski 37

1
vs
1

Burton Alb

John Mousinho 51

FT (ht: 1-0)

  • Last Updated: August 23 2014, 18:14 BST

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

John Mousinho: Earned Burton a draw
John Mousinho: Earned Burton a draw

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.