Pre-season friendly: Newport County 5-2 Aston Villa XI

Newport’s Danny Crow battles for the ball with Villa’s Daniel Johnson

Newport County beat a young Aston Villa side in the final pre-season before they begin their League Two campaign.

Christian Jolley cancelled out Daniel Johnson's opener before Danny O'Brien restored Villa's lead.

Substitute Andrew Hughes equalised for the home side early in the second half before Lee Minshull's header put County ahead.

Goals from Jolley and Minshull sealed the victory for Justin Edinburgh's side.

Newport host Accrington Stanley on Saturday, their first game in the Football League for 25 years.

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