Watch Mickey Demetriou speak to the media following the narrow 1-0 defeat to Plymouth.
Mickey Demetriou felt Newport County AFC deserved “at least a point” as they slipped to a narrow defeat to Plymouth Argyle.
Tyreeq Bakinson struck in the opening five minutes for Argyle but the Exiles responded well and held their own at Home Park enjoying 16 shots, five more than the hosts.
Skipper Joss Labadie fired straight at Alex Palmer, Padraig Amond saw his fierce effort blocked before Jamille Matt, who scored seven goals in 14 games for the Pilgrims, saw his towering header cleared off the line.
Even centre-back Demetriou went close when he thumped a free kick off the woodwork after Gary Sawyer was sent off for a late challenge on Jordan Green.
“I don’t think I can go any closer,” said Demetriou.
“On another day it probably creeps under the bar but somehow I’ve managed to hit the corner of bar and the post at the same time and unfortunately it didn’t bounce down to one of our players to put it in the back of the net.
“Towards the end we created a lot of chances for ourselves, it’s just I don’t think the luck was on our side today.
“It was annoying that we conceded from a set piece early on in the game but I think we kept them quite quiet after that.
“[Tom] Kingy probably had two other saves to make and it was unfortunate that we couldn’t quite get the point at the end of the game.
“We can take the positives from it because at the end of the day they are a very good team and they’ve been battering teams all season and they didn’t do it to us.
“We’ve come to their place with a big crowd behind them and I think we played very well and were unlucky.
“All the boys are disappointed that we haven’t come away with at least a point, which is what I believe we deserved.”