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knows how to deal with expectation. He is a very capable player and he scores a good number of goals from midfield.
“I know goalscorers take the headlines but I would rather talk about the team, we played really well .
“We could have won by more goals but that is four wins from five games now.We are delighted with the start we have had and it is better than people expected.”
Plymouth launched a firsthalf blitz with Kevin Mellor heading wastefully over the bar and Carey testing Day.
The visitors launched a rare attack when Yan Klukowski’s picked out Lenell John-Lewis and he brought the ball down before forcing a smart save out of Luke McCormick.
But the traffic was mainly flowing in one direction as Carl McHugh hooked a shot straight at Day and Ryan Brunt shot wide.
The Newport keeper came to the rescue again, denying Mellor and Hiram Boateng.
Plymouth eventually broke Newport’s brave resistance on 43 minutes thanks to a brilliant finish from Carey. Sawyer’s throw was laid off by Brunt for Carey to slam a stinging left-footed shot into the corner. Newport almost snatched an equaliser late on when John-Lewis’ shot was saved and Zak Ansah hit the bar.
Carey then crashed a freekick against the crossbar as Exiles boss Terry Butcher fumed. “That hurts because we have played 100 per cent better than that.
“That simply was not us, it is a slap in the face.We have lost four games now and it doesn’t do a lot for confidence.
“We didn’t get into the pace of the game and we got what we deserved. We have to take a good, long, hard look at ourselves.”
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