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Wales On Sunday - - SPORT ON SUNDAY -

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.”

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