Flynn post Scunthorpe

Michael Flynn insists Newport County AFC can’t afford to read too much into the League Two table at this stage of the campaign despite rising back up to third with a 2-1 victory over Scunthorpe United at Rodney Parade.

The Exiles maintained their unbeaten home league start – last suffering defeat on home soil back in late February – as goals from Padraig Amond and Josh Sheehan did the damage, the Irishman opening the scoring in first half stoppage time with a neat finish.

Scunthorpe forced their equaliser just after the restart when Mark O’Brien turned James Perch’s cross into his own net, but County responded immediately to take the lead again through an absolute cracker from Sheehan.

The three points saw County again ascend the table to just three points off the summit with a game in hand, but Flynn has warned that the table means nothing yet and the Exiles must keep pushing on.

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“I’m always delighted to get three points,” Flynn affirmed.

“I thought we should have made it more comfortable than we did because in the last ten minutes Scunthorpe came at us quite strong.

“It was a great finish from Josh Sheehan. I’m always on to him about not hitting the target enough. I’m delighted for him because he’s been outstanding this season, head and shoulders above most people in the league.

“I thought Ryan Inniss was excellent, a man mountain. He dealt with their aerial threat, him and O’B were solid, aggressive, leaders.

“We’ve got a lot of options. I think if you have a look at the bench, that is probably the strongest bench we’ve had since being back in the Football League. It’s a very, very strong bench.

“We do take notice of it [the current League Two table] but it doesn’t mean anything at this stage of the season. It just means we’ve started well.

“It’s nice to be there but there’s a long way to go.”


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