NEWPORT County produced a masterclass in clinical finishing in the first half to comfortably triumph over David Holdsworth's side.

The Exiles stormed into a three goal lead with a trio of superb finishes, Aaron O'Connor (twice) and debutant Robbie Willmott seemingly settling the clash.

However, on the stroke of half time Lincoln hit back to seemingly give themselves a chance, only for Christian Jolley to spring the offisde trap and square to give Willmott his second.

Chris Bush hit a consolation for the hosts with 12 minutes remaining, but Newport deservedly held firm.