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Manager Michael Flynn felt Newport County AFC’s victory over Bradford City was just reward for his players.

Recent performances from the Exiles haven’t always matched the result and the Bantams threatened to continue that run after Clayton Donaldson’s first-half header put the visitors ahead against the run of play.

But a quickfire double from defensive duo Ryan Inniss and Scot Bennett ensured the Exiles took all three points.

“I am absolutely delighted for those players because they work their hearts off for this football club and that results means more to me for those players than it does for me,” Flynn said.

“They’ve had a bit of bad luck [over] the last few weeks. Should have beaten Walsall, should have beaten Salford but it didn’t happen.

“So I’m really pleased and in the first half we probably could have had one or two more.”

It was an eventful day for Inniss, who also bagged the man of the match, as he scored the equaliser and had a hand in the winner and Flynn revealed he had a word with the on-loan Crystal Palace defender before kick-off.

“On Wednesday night he is devastated, he was the one who missed the penalty.

“And I told him today ‘it’s funny how it works out because if you believe and work hard enough you’re going to be the hero today’ and he did.

“So I’m delighted for Ryan and I thought it was a very solid performance again from him.”

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