NEWPORT County AFC manager Michael Flynn says his side will be ready for non-league minnows Maldon & Tiptree in the FA Cup second round after edging past Grimsby Town at Rodney Parade.

Padraig Amond broke the deadlock five minutes into the second half of the first-round replay before captain Joss Labadie settled the tie in stoppage time, shortly after Grimsby sub Mattie Pollock was shown a second yellow card.

County now head to Essex to take on eighth-tier Maldon live on BBC TV, further boosting the coffers.

"We are through, that is the most important thing in the cup," said Flynn.

"We didn't play well in the first half but second half we were much better.

"We will be the favourites in the next round, of course, so we know we need to go there with the right attitude and we won't be resting players or playing a weakened team.

"We have watched Maldon & Tiptree already and we will not be taking them lightly, it is going to be tough, they are in good form.

"Financially it is massive, we have already made a small fortune this season... it could make a really big difference in January."