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POST-MATCH | Michael Flynn offers an honest assessment of defeat to Colchester United

27 October 2019

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Michael Flynn admits Newport County AFC didn’t do enough to deserve taking anything from their trip to Colchester United as John McGreal’s side secured all three points in a 3-1 success.

The Exiles made the dream start at a place which hasn’t been the happiest of hunting grounds in recent history as Tristan Abrahams opened the scoring after five minutes with a neat finish following superb work from Josh Sheehan.

Colchester grew into the game the longer it progressed as County’s defensive resilience eventually counted for nothing as the U’s turned the game on its head through goals from ex-Exile Ryan Jackson, Ben Stevenson and Courtney Senior.

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“We didn’t deserve anything,” Flynn affirmed. “Colchester deserved the three points and there’s not much more you can say about it really.

“I don’t get carried away when we win, and I definitely won’t be getting carried away now we’ve lost a game. We lost to the better team. It is what it is.

“We were too deep; we gave Colchester too much space and we didn’t talk enough as a team.

“We’ve spoken in the dressing room and said that when eight of nine of Colchester’s players have an eight out of ten performance and only one or two of ours do the same, then you’ll be up against it.

“They’re very good attacking wise, we knew we could hit them on the counterattack, and we worked on that, but we made a few wrong decisions and it’s cost us.”


ON PARADE | The next opportunity to see the Exiles at Rodney Parade will be Saturday 2nd November when they host League Two newcomers Salford City. Tickets to be made available online soon.

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