I’m running behind today, so my usual reflections will come after this article, maybe even as late as early evening. However, I couldn’t let this gem pass you by.
Yesterday was a great game between two good sides and I was keen to discuss how Newport were a good side, much as we proved we were for parts of the game. However, in-demand Exiles manager Mickey Flynn seems to have laboured under the illusion that his side were the best yesterday afternoon.
The score doesn’t suggest so, the first thirty minutes didn’t suggest so and neither did the middle part of the second half. You could perhaps get away with saying ‘evenly matched’, but had we not committed one, maybe two individual errors the game ends 3-0. Despite that, Newport were the better side according to Flynn.
“We knew Lincoln would start bright, we knew they’d throw things at us and everything went out of the window in the first 25 minutes,” he told the club’s official site.
“Once we got back into the game, we were the better team by far. We created more chances than Lincoln, we outplayed them second half but conceded poor goals. As soon as we scored our first goal, I heard Danny go into the dressing room and he absolutely slaughtered their players – I could hear it. We were on top before that point as well.”
“But we conceded a third goal which was poor, and it results in the best team losing.”
There will be a full article from me later today, but I had to get this out there now. We played the best football of the season in those first thirty minutes, maybe the best under Danny Cowley and yet eighth-placed Newport were the better team?
I look forward to seeing them storm up the division in the coming weeks.