Newport 5-2 Luton

Aaron O'Connor

Newport County returned to the top of the Blue Square Bet Premier table by dominating promotion rivals Luton.

Aaron O'Connor's header gave Newport an early lead but Andre Gray pounced on a goalkeeping error to equalise.

Christian Jolley's lifted finish soon restored the lead and his cross was then headed into his own net by Ronnie Henry.

A Jon Shaw volley gave Luton hope but Andy Sandell and Jolley struck within three minutes to take County clear.

Jolley's second goal, a composed side-foot finish after cutting back on to his left foot, gave the striker his fifth goal in four games since joining on loan from AFC Wimbledon.

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Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales:

"It was a fantastic result and a really good performance. I'm pleased for everyone connected with the football club because we didn't do ourselves justice the last time we were live on the television.

"But everyone could see why we're top of this league. We're disappointed with the goals we conceded but we've got goals in this team.

"Christian Jolley was unplayable in the first half but the front three were a constant thorn in the Luton side."

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