NEWPORT County were held 0-0 by Stockport County as they surrendered points for the first at Rodney Parade.

The Exiles will consider themselves unlucky having started and ended the contest as the superior side, but in truth they never looked at their best following on from two back-to-back defeats on the road.

Indeed, the visitors nearly snatched a winner at the death as they rattled a post, just as Jefferson Louis did in the first half.

Danny Crow had a late penalty claim rejected and the Exiles also had a goal disallowed for a push on the goalkeeper that looked extremely harsh.