Pompey's promotion hopes bolstered as Hatters held

Pompey's chances of promotion were given a boost as Luton drew at Newport.

Tuesday, 21st March 2017, 9:54 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 11:06 am
Christian Burgess celebrates his goal in Pompey's win against Luton in January. Picture: Joe Pepler

The Hatters took the lead after five minutes through a Danny Hylton penalty after being brought down inside the box by Sid Nelson.

But Newport were level when Sean Rigg fired his left-footed shot past Matt Macey in the 28th minute.

The home side had to play the final 10 minutes of the match with 10-men after Mark O’Brien was shown a second yellow card.

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But relegation-stricken Newport held on for a point.

Luton stay fifth in League Two, five points behind Pompey.