NEWPORT County AFC hero Lewis Collins says there is no danger of complacency when they head to Forest Green Rovers with a two-goal advantage in the League Two play-off semi-finals.

It's advantage to the Exiles after a dramatic night at Rodney Parade when around 900 supporters celebrated strikes by Matty Dolan and Collins.

A tight contest was expected but County could easily have been taking a more comfortable advantage to the New Lawn only to waste several chances.

Rovers also had their near misses – with Tom King producing one superb save at 2-0 – and have the talent to make it a nervy night in Gloucestershire on Sunday (kick-off 6.30pm).

Michael Flynn's side have taken command of the tie but know that there is lots of work to do if they are to head to Wembley to face either Tranmere or Morecambe.

"It was brilliant and it gives us so much momentum going into Sunday but it's just half-time and we still have another 90 minutes to do," said Collins.

"It should have been more, we should have converted a lot more chances, but we go there on Sunday and will hopefully put them away.

"We could have scored five or six, we didn't but the lads kept a clean sheet. We'll go there with a nice lead, but we know that there is still a big job to be done."

Collins scored his first senior goal against Scunthorpe in the run-in when he pounced on a goalkeeping error but this time he got to celebrate in front of fans.

Aaron Lewis won possession in midfield put the forward through and he slotted with his left foot, insisting it was a deliberate bounced finish rather than a scuff.

"It may have looked I had a lot of time but it didn't feel like it," he said. "As soon as you turn and go through on goal it definitely doesn't feel like you have time.

"Luckily my touch was good and set it up nicely, I bounced it into the floor and it went over the keeper. I used the pitch well, it was very greasy from the rain."

Cue a Homer Simpson/Michael Antonio celebration of spinning around on the grass, a pile-on and then an ankle injury.

Collins was forced off with the problem that started on Wales Under-21s duty last autumn but will be fine for Sunday and another tussle with older brother Aaron, who was agonisingly close to equalising just seconds before County's second.

"I wasn't really concentrating on Aaron to be honest, it was just about getting the job done," said Lewis.

"When we are on the pitch it is business, after the semi-final we will all talk about it properly but for now we know what needs to be done."

For Collins the younger, that job is to run, run, run.

The 20-year-old was moved from midfield to join forces with Padraig Amond in the League Two run-in, a decision that has paid off with the duo setting the tone with their hustling of defences.

"I'd never really done the role before so it's taking some getting used to, but I am getting used to it quickly and enjoying it," said Collins.

"When you have someone like Podge up front with you it makes life a lot easier and I'd like to think that I am doing the job at the moment."

Collins is making strides under the watchful eye of boss Flynn, who mixes encouragement with exasperation at the exploits of his raw forward.

"I've been told my role a lot of times, so I think that I have grasped it now! He has given me the platform and I appreciate it.

"I take everything on board – when I have a bad performance we reflect on it and we do the same after a good performance. He has taken me under his wing and I enjoy playing for him."

County will hope that it will be a good performance that the forward and manager reflect on after Sunday.