Padraig Amond was again the hero for Newport County as his headed goal in injury time saw the Welsh side overcome non-league Maldon & Tiptree in the second round of the FA Cup.

The former Shamrock Rovers and Sligo Rovers player scored five goals in the competition last season, including one against eventual winners Manchester City, and he was on hand in the 91st minute to ensure the League Two outfit got past opposition who play in the eighth tier in the English League.

A cross from George Nurse was met by Amond for the all-important goal. The Carlow man has now scored in eight FA Cup rounds in succession across this season and last.

Maldon & Tiptree did create chances, with Stephane Ngamvoulou forcing a fine finger-tip save from Newport keeper Nick Townsend while Danny Parish volleyed another effort over the bar.

But County survived and now go into the hat for the third-round draw which takes place Monday evening.         

Newport defender Kyle Howkins meanwhile is "stable" in hospital after suffering a nasty injury after a clash of heads with Maldon's Charlee Hughes.

"The most important thing is that he's OK," Newport boss Michael Flynn told BBC Sport after the game.

"He's stable, he's fine. He'll be staying (in hospital) overnight but they've said he's stable and that's the most important thing.

"It makes you think about life and family and puts football on the back step."