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Salford celebrate Conor McAleny's goal against Newport County at The Peninsula StadiumSalford City roared to a first League Two win of the season after putting three past Newport County.

Tyreik Wright’s first minute goal set the tone for the afternoon, with Conor McAleny opening his Salford account in the 18th minute.

The forward then hit the post before Newport’s Christopher Missilou hit the post with an acrobatic effort, and moments later that was punished when Ian Henderson made it 3-0.

Further chances formulated in the second half with Newport offering little the other way, and Gary Bowyer felt it was a victory long overdue.

“It’s a great feeling to have, we felt we’ve deserved that feeling sooner than today but I can’t give the players enough praise for how they’ve been, this week especially in training, and they’ve reaped their rewards.

“We’ve been very good this season in how we press, how we go about it, and again our press was aggressive. 

“Delighted for Ty, it’s his first league goal professionally and that feeling will stay with him for the rest of his life so we’re delighted with that, there’s more to come from him the fitter he gets and the harder he runs he’s going to get more opportunities like that.

“To start the game in that manner was terrific then we kept ono the front foot and we were very clinical today in the first half.

“Delighted for Conor McAleny to get his first goal too, it’s a wonderful strike and we know what he can do and how he goes about it, hopefully now he’s up and running.”

Three points take The Ammies up to 16th as we break for the Papa John’s Trophy on Tuesday night.