Newport goalkeeper Tom King sprung the biggest surprise of last night's League Two fixtures when he scored the opening goal against Cheltenham from a goal kick.
King, 25, took advantage of the blustery conditions at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium with his first-half strike bouncing once before looping over the head of scrambling Cheltenham stopper Josh Griffiths in the 12th minute of the first half.
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Griffiths is on loan from Premier League side West Brom this season, but the 19-year-old was left red-faced by King's wind-assisted drive down the middle of the field.
Welshman King was making just his third League Two appearance of the campaign after recently getting the nod over the club's regular stopper, Nick Townsend.
Newport are bidding to secure promotion to League One and headed into Tuesday's match level on points with table-toppers Carlisle.