NEWPORT County AFC wrapped up their on-pitch pre-season preparations with a comfortable win in their final friendly at Hungerford Town.

Joss Labadie and Corey Whitely were both on target in the first half before manager Michael Flynn made 11 half-time changes.

Padraig Amond saw a penalty saved before he added a third goal on the hour as the Exiles eased to victory.

Labadie’s opener came after just three minutes when he hooked in a volley from close range as County quickly took charge of the contest.

Whitely could have doubled their lead on 18 minutes when he demonstrated his electric pace as he burst between two defenders only to drag his shot wide.

The former Ebbsfleet United forward, who has been so impressive during pre-season, then saw another effort palmed away by goalkeeper Adam Sivitar. But he didn’t have to wait long to get on the scoresheet.

His goal arrived on 34 minutes when he controlled a long ball from goalkeeper Tom King, cut inside his man and confidently fired home from the edge of the area.

Louis McGrory went close with a free-kick for the hosts and Jamille Matt was denied by the legs of Sivitar and Trialist 1, believed to be Millwall right-back Danny McNamara, fired over from distance.

Flynn departed at half-time on a scouting mission, leaving assistant Wayne Hatswell in charge for the second half.

The 11 changes saw a first appearance of pre-season for goalkeeper Nick Townsend, a debut for new signing Tristan Abrahams and another showing for a trialist in midfield.

Abrahams’ almost got off the mark straightaway when his shot nearly squeezed in between keeper and post.

Trialist 2, believed to be Bristol City youngster George Dowling, won the penalty when his powerful run into the box was halted illegally.

Amond’s spot-kick was well saved, down low to his right, by Sivitar but last season’s top scorer made amends four minutes later when he found the bottom corner after latching on to a through ball from Keanu Marsh-Brown.

Former Oxford United striker James Constable saw a goal disallowed for offside as Hungerford threatened to make a game of it in the final half hour.

The hosts could have had a penalty of their own shortly afterwards but Mark O’Brien’s tug went unpunished and Townsend saved superbly from substitute Conor Lynch to deny them a late consolation.

First half: King; Trialist 1, Howkins, Demetriou, Nurse; Willmott, Sheehan, Labadie, Dolan; Whitely, Matt

Second half: Townsend; Ekpiteta, O’Brien, Bennett, Stojsavljevic; Touray, Jefferies, Trialist 2, Marsh-Brown; Abrahams, Amond