County go unbeaten at home since March
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