Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh described himself as "extremely happy" after Ismail Yakubu's late goal secured a 1-0 win away at Grimsby Town in the first leg of their Blue Square Bet Premier play-off semi-final.
Edinburgh said the result gives his team "a slight advantage" ahead of Sunday's second leg, but his side still face "a tough task" to progress to the play-off final.
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