Newport frustrate Stevenage with last-minute equaliser in Sky Bet League Two opener

Stevenage celebrate Danny Newton's goal. Picture: Danny Loo

Stevenage celebrate Danny Newton's goal. Picture: Danny Loo - Credit: Archant

Stevenage’s opening game of the new Sky Bet League Two season ended in frustration as they surrendered a 3-1 lead against Newport County in the last minute, drawing 3-3.

Tom Pett put Boro ahead as early as the 11th minute but Frank Nouble levelled things up 10 minutes into the second-half.

Parity lasted just six minutes as Dale Gorman slammed home a penalty, awarded after Luke Wilkinson had been brought down.

Danny Newton scored a debut goal on 71 minutes to put Stevenage 3-1 up but Micky Demetriou halved their advantage.

And Shawn McCoulsky pounced with 90 minutes on the clock to send Boro fans home disappointed and the teams with one point each.

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The result leaves Stevenage in 11th in the fledgling table.

Comet photographer Danny Loo was on hand to capture all the action from the opening day.

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