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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Ben Tozer (14')
  • Michael Rose (77' PEN)

Danny Rose is spot on for Morecambe

Newport warmed up for their FA Cup fourth round tie against Tottenham with a 1-1 draw against Morecambe at Rodney Parade.
A first-half strike from Exiles midfielder Ben Tozer and a second-half penalty from Morecambe captain Danny Rose ensured the points were shared.
Newport opened the scoring when Tozer tapped home after collecting a through ball from Frank Nouble.
But the visitors were a threat on the counter-attack, with Scot Bennett shown a yellow card for a cynical pull-back on Adam Campbell.
Padraig Amond came close to extending the home side's lead on the stroke of half-time but his close-range header was cleared off the line.
The Shrimpers applied far more pressure in the second half and were awarded a penalty when Garry Thompson was brought down in the penalty box.
Rose smashed the ball into the back of the net to set up a tense finish. Newport pushed for a late winner but could not breach a resolute Morecambe defence.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Lincoln City 38 +30 76
2 Bury 37 +30 70
3 Mansfield Town 38 +24 66
4 Milton Keynes Dons 38 +22 66
5 Tranmere Rovers 37 +12 61
6 Forest Green Rovers 38 +16 58
7 Exeter City 37 +13 58
8 Colchester United 38 +11 57
9 Carlisle United 38 +8 57
10 Stevenage 38 -4 53
11 Northampton Town 38 +1 52
12 Newport County 37 -10 52
13 Swindon Town 37 -3 51
14 Crewe Alexandra 38 -2 50
15 Oldham Athletic 37 +6 48
16 Grimsby Town 38 -8 48
17 Cheltenham Town 38 -10 45
18 Crawley Town 38 -15 43
19 Morecambe 38 -14 42
20 Port Vale 38 -10 41
21 Cambridge United 37 -22 41
22 Yeovil Town 38 -18 36
23 Macclesfield Town 37 -24 33
24 Notts County 38 -33 33