NEWPORT County AFC earned their first point of the League Two season with a 1-1 draw at home to high flying Burton Albion.

The Exiles took the lead thanks to a slice of luck on 37 minutes.

Chris Zebroski flicked a high ball goalwards and visiting captain Ian Sharps could only head it onto the bar and into the back of his own net.

Lee Minshull then hit the bar with a stunning volley but John Mosuinho earned the Brewers a point six minutes after the break as he fired a volley into the bottom corner of Lenny Pidgeley's net.

“It is a relief,” said Edinburgh. “I don’t like losing; nobody does. I’m realistic and it was a slow start but it was only three league games into a 46 game season.

“I thought we were very good in the first half; our play was excellent and we deserved the lead.

“As time went on in the second half we lost our way a bit in the game but, all in all, we’ve given ourselves a foundation to build on.

“We couldn’t quite get a clean sheet to collect the three points but credit to my players; they showed courage, the crowd got behind them and it was a good performance.”

But the relief of the Exiles' boss was tempered by the news that striker Rene Howe is unlikely to play again this season after rupturing a thigh muscle in training on Thursday.