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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Mallik Wilks (88')
  • Frank Nouble (48')

Accington striker Mallik Wilks denies Newport at the death

Substitute Mallik Wilks rescued a late point for promotion-chasing Accrington in a 1-1 draw with Newport.
It looked like the Exiles had stolen all three points following Frank Nouble's 48th-minute goal but Leeds loan striker Wilks fired home the equaliser two minutes from time.
It was a first half of limited chances with Nouble having an effort scrambled off the line in the opening seconds and Kayden Jackson striking narrowly wide.
The game burst to life on 48 minutes when Robbie Willmott's corner found Nouble on the edge of the area and the Newport frontman smashed a shot into the top corner for his seventh goal of the season.
Stanley stepped up a gear and came close to equalising when, after a goalmouth scramble, Jordan Clark's strike was cleared off the line by keeper Joe Day's foot on 61 minutes.
However Newport were still dangerous and Willmott saw his effort saved on the line at the second attempt by Stanley's Aaron Chapman.
Stanley hit the woodwork on 70 minutes through a Jackson header and then, following a goalmouth scramble, Wilks got the ball in the area and thumped home the equaliser.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Milton Keynes Dons 18 +16 37
2 Lincoln City 17 +17 36
3 Newport County 18 -2 32
4 Colchester United 18 +13 31
5 Mansfield Town 18 +13 31
6 Exeter City 18 +9 30
7 Tranmere Rovers 18 +8 30
8 Bury 18 +14 29
9 Stevenage 18 +1 28
10 Forest Green Rovers 18 +8 27
11 Carlisle United 18 +1 26
12 Oldham Athletic 18 +5 24
13 Crawley Town 18 -6 23
14 Northampton Town 18 -1 22
15 Crewe Alexandra 18 -2 22
16 Port Vale 18 -5 22
17 Yeovil Town 16 +5 21
18 Swindon Town 18 -7 21
19 Morecambe 18 -11 20
20 Grimsby Town 18 -11 18
21 Cambridge United 18 -13 18
22 Cheltenham Town 17 -10 14
23 Notts County 18 -19 14
24 Macclesfield Town 18 -23 7