NEWPORT County AFC returned to the top of the Blue Square Bet Premier with a 3-0 win at Barrow.

The match was delayed by over an hour because the referee and several Barrow players were stuck in traffic and County took the lead just before half-time thanks to a fantastic Lee Evans shot into the top-left corner.

The Exiles doubled their lead 20 minutes from time as striker Danny Crow broke his goal drought in style with a 35-yard drive.

The ex-Luton forward sealed the win when he headed in Andy Sandell's inswinging corner.

He also had the opportunity to bag a hat-trick from the spot late on after Ben Swallow was fouled by Mike Pearson but he put his penalty over the bar.

County manager Justin Edinburgh said: "I thought we were magnificent today. From start to finish we played some excellent stuff and thoroughly deserved our victory.

"Prior to us taking the lead the crucial part was Lennie Pidgeley's save, he made a great save just before half-time and it would have been unjust if we had gone behind.

"Aaron O'Connor has taken a lot of the headlines of late and rightly so, but Danny Crow has been in the background with a lot of good play of late.

"We're just absolutely delighted he's got off the mark today, obviously the gloss taken off by the penalty miss - the ball is still going out of the ground now! - but the first goal typifies what he's all about."