YORK City celebrated their first away win of the season with a thumping 3-0 triumph at bottom-of-the-table Newport.

James Berrett’s third goal of the season gave the Minstermen a half-time lead at Rodney Parade.

A two-goal burst in four minutes after the break then settled matters with Reece Thompson also getting his third of the campaign and summer signing Vadaine Oliver opening his account in Minstermen colours.

Dispirited County went on to play the final stages with ten men after defender Danny Holmes was sent off on 77 minutes for a second bookable offence.

A cagey opening saw Berrett’s curling free kick parried away by home keeper Joe Day and Aaron Hayden head over from Mark Byrne’s free kick for the Exiles.

Yan Klukowski also guided a low Seth Nana Twusami cross wide of Scott Flinders’ near post and Keith Lowe headed Luke Summerfield’s corner into Day’s hands.

City striker Oliver, meanwhile, saw his header from another Summerfield flag kick deflected off target before Berrett broke the deadlock on 35 minutes.

The former Yeovil midfielder intercepted Hayden’s poor ball out of defence in the home half and, after driving to the edge of the penalty box, fired a low shot into Day’s bottom right-hand corner.

It was a lead the Minstermen took into the interval with a Byrne half-volley that drifted wide from 20 yards proving the half’s final chance.

City doubled their lead on 55 minutes when David Tutonda was fouled on the left flank by Byrne and an unmarked Thompson glanced Summerfield’s inswinging free kick past Day with his head from inside the six-yard box.

The visitors then turned the screw with a third during their next attack.

Thompson broke through the left channel and then pulled the ball back for Berrett, whose sidefooted, ten-yard effort was pushed away by Day but only as far as Oliver.

The former Crewe forward then found an unguarded net from close range off the underside of the crossbar.

Holmes went on to receive his marching orders following a silly lunge at Eddie Nolan, having been already cautioned eight minutes earlier.

As the game petered out, Twusami curled over from the edge of the box and Flinders got a strong arm to keep out Newport's first shot on target in the 89th minute - a firm ten-yard drive by Lenell John-Lewis.