Flynn still refusing to think of safety
NEWPORT County will attempt to spoil Plymouth Argyle’s promotion party and keep their Great Escape bid on track at Home Park on Monday.
The Pilgrims need just a point to seal a place in League One next season but they will have their work cut out against Newport, who have now won five out of eight games under caretaker manager Michael Flynn.
A superb free-kick from defender Mickey Demetriou on the hour was enough to beat Yeovil and earn a third successive 1-0 victory for Flynn’s men.
The Exiles were 11 points from safety when Graham Westley was sacked last month but they are now just a point behind Hartlepool United and two off Cheltenham, while Yeovil will also now be looking over their shoulder.
“It’s a huge result,” said Flynn.
“We’ve pulled Yeovil into it as well now.
“But we’ve got a difficult fixture away to Plymouth on Monday so it’s no time to bask in happiness.
“We’re still in the bottom two and we’ve got a tough game again on Monday so we’ll straight away focus and get ready to go again.”
Flynn revealed his pride in the players, who have earned 16 points out of a possible 24 under him.
“We’ve clawed back ten points in eight games, which is a huge effort from the boys,” he added.
“I keep saying it and I won’t get bored of saying it – the players were absolutely outstanding.
“I thought we were by far the better team but we just lacked that cutting edge in the final third.
“We should have scored two or three but luckily I told Mickey Demetriou to take the free-kick and he scored.” Yeovil boss Darren Way is facing up to a relegation battle with his side now just four points above the resurgent Exiles.
“I need to make sure I lead the players in the same way I did last year,” he said. “We’ve all got to take responsibility to do whatever we can to keep this fantastic football club in the Football League.
“To be honest, I knew this was going to be tough.
“I prepared mentally for this and I don’t want things to turn out like this but, again, I have to make sure I’m strong enough to deal with this.
“We’ve got to turn it around.
“There was always that side of caution that we were in a relegation battle but I’m not feeling the pressure right now.”