MANAGER Mike Flynn hailed an “outstanding” team display as Newport County bounced back from defeat at Luton Town with a comfortable home win over Yeovil Town.
Flynn’s men moved back up to eighth in the League Two table thanks to two headers either side of half-time from Padraig Amond and Joss Labadie.
But such was their dominance that the margin of victory could easily have doubled.
“I thought the boys were outstanding,” said Flynn. “They moved the ball well, they defended well, they played some really good football and the only disappointment was that we didn’t score more goals.
“Fair play to the players, after a disappointing result last week they’ve come back and again showed what they’re about. They were first class.”
Amond headed in Matty Dolan’s corner in the 44th minute to ease any nerves at Rodney Parade before captain Labadie climbed to nod in another Dolan corner past Artur Krysiak on 55 minutes.
Flynn added: “With the amount of chances we had, you want that first goal because you start thinking ‘is it going to be our day?’
“But thankfully we managed to get the goal. It was a good time to score. The tails were up coming in at halftime and they just carried it on in the second half.
“That’s only the second game under me that we’ve won by more than one goal and I thought it was a very professional performance.”
County are gaining a reputation for goals from corners and free-kicks and Dolan’s expert deliveries caused problems for the visitors all afternoon.
But Flynn was keen to praise the work done in open play by his team.
And they could have had four or five goals against the hapless Glovers as Labadie scooped over from close range early on and clipped the cross bar in the second half.
Mickey Demetriou also went close with two headers from Ben Tozer’s long throws into the box and Krysiak saved brilliantly from Scot Bennett.
“We do a lot of work on set-plays – defending them and where we can hurt the opposition,” said the boss.
“And we scored from two set-plays again. But the football we played was brilliant. Matty Dolan came back in against his old club and was outstanding, Ben Tozer was outstanding, Scot Bennett was outstanding.
“I’m naming a few but I could go through the whole team. They were first-class.”