The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO -

PORTSMOUTH moved six points clear of fourth-placed Steve­nage to strengthen their hold on an au­to­matic pro­mo­tion place and New­port County re­main six points from safety in 23rd and deep in the rel­e­ga­tion mire. But there wasn’t much to sep­a­rate th­ese two teams at op­po­site ends of the League Two ta­ble in the clos­ing stages.

Pom­pey looked to be cruis­ing at 2-0 but New­port al­most snatched a point in the end. The vis­i­tors have earned seven points in five games un­der caretaker man­ager Michael Flynn and they won’t be go­ing down with­out a fight. But Paul Cook’s side showed plenty of spirit as well to hold out for what felt like a sig­nif­i­cant win.

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