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POST-MATCH | "We need a ruthless streak" says Michael Flynn after draw with Crawley Town

23 October 2019

Michael Flynn admits he wants Newport County AFC to develop a ruthless streak in-front of goal after being held to a 1-1 draw by Crawley Town at Rodney Parade.

The Exiles fell behind after 35 minutes when Ashley Nathaniel-George converted a spot-kick before Tristan Abrahams equalised in the second half through a penalty of his own.

County almost snatched all three points in stoppage time when Abrahams hit the post and saw a shot cleared off the line from a corner-kick, but it wasn’t to be as both sides settled for a point apiece.

Read the full match report.

“I thought we should have won the game,” Flynn affirmed.

“Let’s be honest, we’ve played worse and won. That was a good performance, we looked menacing after changing the formation at half time to bring more pace on.

“It was quite an even first half, we started the better. It was a penalty [for Crawley], his hand was slightly out, and you can’t do it these days. I’m not going to moan about that because it was a penalty, harsh but it was.

“In the second half, I thought the boys were excellent. We were very good and should have scored two or three. I keep on saying that week in week out and I’ve just told the players now that we need to get a ruthless streak.

“We can’t score wonder goals every week, we need to score the ugly ones as well like tap-ins.

“Tristan came on, he was excellent, and he had the confidence to take the penalty.

“We should have won the game against a decent Crawley team. It wasn’t to be, but they did have character to come back from a losing position.”

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ON THE ROAD | County face the long trip to Essex on Saturday as they travel to face Colchester United. Follow the Amber Army on the road and buy tickets now.

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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