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Mansfield Town 3-3 Newport County

Blue Square Bet Premier

Ten-man Newport County surrendered a three goal lead but held on to draw with Blue Square Bet Premier rivals Mansfield Town.

Goals from Robbie Matthews, Charlie Griffin and Danny Rose put Newport ahead before Louis Moult pulled one back for Mansfield.

Newport captain Chris Todd was sent off for fouling Moult in the box and Louis Briscoe scored from the penalty.

Moult then headed home to complete Mansfield's first-half comeback.

The draw means Newport are eighth in the Blue Square Bet Premier on 44 points, while Mansfield are two points behind in tenth place.

Mansfield: Collett, Sandwith, Day, Naylor, Silk, Briscoe, Thompson, Murray, Cain, Moult, Connor (Parker 74).
Subs Not Used: Grof, Nix, Smith, Spence.

Goals: Moult 31, Briscoe 35 pen, Moult 45.

Newport County: Garner, Collins, Todd, Hatswell, Bignot, Miller, Odhiambo, Rose, Knights (Foley 74), Griffin (Odubade 82), Matthews (Morgan 46).
Subs Not Used: Thompson, Burns.

Sent Off: Todd (34).

Booked: Matthews, Knights, Hatswell.

Goals: Matthews 1, Griffin 2, Rose 28.

Att: 1,986

Ref: D Mohareb (Cheshire).

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