CONOR TURNS 21 IN STYLE TO

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO - By Nick Sellers

BIRTH­DAY boy Conor Wilkinson cel­e­brated turn­ing 21 by res­cu­ing a point for his new side New­port County as they staged a dra­matic late come­back against Da­gen­ham & Red­bridge.

The striker, on loan from Bolton Wan­der­ers, fired in the lev­eller in the 88th minute af­ter fel­low new sign­ing John- Christophe Ay­ina had given the Welsh side hope with a de­but goal of his own six min­utes from time.

Da­gen­ham were 2-0 up in­side the first six min­utes as New­port-born Chris­tian Doidge opened the scor­ing af­ter just 45 sec­onds and de­fender Joe Wor­rall headed home the se­cond.

John Still’s men looked to be hang­ing on com­fort­ably enough for what would have been a big three points at the wrong end of League Two be­fore the late drama.

New­port man­ager War­ren Feeney said his side should have won it at the death.

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