County go un­beaten at home since March

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO - By Steffan Thomas

NEW­PORT defeated Yeovil at Rod­ney Pa­rade to ex­tend their im­pres­sive un­beaten home record to 204 days.

The Welsh club saw off Dar­ren Way’s side cour­tesy of goals from striker Padraig Amond and cap­tain Joss Labadie.

The Ex­iles’ last home de­feat came back in March when they were defeated 3-1 by Black­pool with Rod­ney Pa­rade hav­ing been trans­formed into a fortress.

This fix­ture was dom­i­nated from start to fin­ish by Flynn’s side, with County also win­ning by more than one goal in a game for the first time since Flynn took over.

“The boys were out­stand­ing,” said Flynn. “They moved the ball well, they de­fended well, they chased the ball well and played some re­ally good foot­ball.

“Af­ter a dis­ap­point­ing re­sult last week they’ve bounced back and shown what they are about.

“Thank­fully we man­aged to get the goal and our tails were up com­ing in at half-time and it just car­ried on in the sec­ond half.”

New­port cre­ated the first clear-cut chance on 12 min­utes with cap­tain Labadie miss­ing an open goal when he hoofed the ball over the bar fol­low­ing a cross from Dan But­ler.

The writ­ing was on the wall from that point on­wards with only goal­keeper Ar­tur Krysiak keep­ing Yeovil in the game.

Just as Yeovil thought they had sur­vived an on­slaught from the home side Amond was found un­marked by the right post, find­ing the back of the net from a Matty Dolan cor­ner to give the home side a 1-0 lead at half-time.

This fix­ture was a rather ill-tem­pered af­fair with Labadie and Dolan re­ceiv­ing yel­low cards for the home side and Sid Nelson and Zoko booked for the vis­i­tors for late chal­lenges.

Af­ter be­ing de­nied on nu­mer­ous oc­ca­sions Labadie fi­nally found the back of the net when he was found un­marked on the left hand to ex­tend New­port’s lead on the 54th minute and se­cure vic­tory.

Yeovil were tooth­less through­out, only man­ag­ing one scor­ing op­por­tu­nity, with man­ager Dar­ren Way claim­ing his play­ers were bul­lied.

“I keep say­ing this ev­ery week but some of our younger play­ers have got to up their game be­cause we were bul­lied,” he said. “It should never hap­pen to us.

“It was a bat­tling per­for­mance in the first half but that goal knocked the stuff­ing out of us and changed ev­ery­thing.”

STAR MAN JOSS LABADIE New­port

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