Flynn post Swindon

Michael Flynn admits he was delighted with the attitude of his Newport County AFC players for implementing the perfect game plan during the 2-0 victory over Swindon Town.

The Exiles have become renowned for utilising set piece plays in recent years and they were working out on the training ground again this week on a move which worked to perfection – Mark O’Brien powering home a header on 38 minutes.

As the game ticked towards its conclusion, a second goal was always to kill the contest and it came with eight minutes to go as substitute Padraig Amond’s pinpoint delivery allowed Jamille Matt to smash a volley into the roof of the net.

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“It was an outstanding performance,” Flynn affirmed.

“The game plan worked to a tee, we scored from the corner we worked on in training. The players kept to our game plan, they knew where Swindon’s weaknesses were and thankfully, we got a goal from it.

“The shape, discipline, work ethic, desire – I can’t fault them. I’m delighted with that three points against a very good Swindon side.

“I think we’ve had a really good start. We’ve got two away wins at Forest Green Rovers and here [at Swindon] where both are tough places to go. Hopefully we can keep on improving.

“It’s credit to the players. We’re stronger in depth now so hopefully we can keep this going.”


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