In the 58th minute Conor Washington went agonisingly close for Newport as he waltzed his way into the Robins' box and the Newport striker's effort, which had the home goalkeeper Scott Brown beat, ricocheted off the post.
Jamie Cureton came close to firing the hosts into the lead 16 minutes from time when Russ Penn threaded the Robins striker through but he fired his shot straight at Lenny Pidgeley in the Newport goal.
The Exiles thought that had snatched the points 10 minutes from time when Washington fired in a shot following a Robbie Willmott corner which Cheltenham substitute Penn cleared off the line.
Cureton then went close for the hosts in the dying stages of this game but Newport managed to clear the danger.
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