NEWPORT County AFC will take on Harrogate Town next season after the North Yorkshire side beat Notts County in the National League play-off final.

Harrogate will play in League Two for the first time in their history thanks to the Wembley success - and now need to rip up their artificial pitch and replace it with grass to comply with English Football League regulations.

Goals from George Thomson and Connor Hall put the Yorkshiremen into a commanding lead during a first half in which they also hit the woodwork through Aaron Martin.

Callum Roberts gave County hope early in the second half but Jack Diamond settled the contest 20 minutes from time before veteran Jon Stead hit the post late on.

Harrogate join Barrow in heading up from the National League while Tranmere Rovers, Southend United and Bolton Wanderers have been relegated from League One.

The season gets under way on September 12 with games to be played behind closed doors, a situation that will mean a financial hit for lower league clubs as they rely heavily on gate receipts.