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Edinburgh: Flynn strike was special

26 December 2013

Newport manager Justin Edinburgh lavished praise on Mike Flynn as his sumptuous finish gave them a 1-0 win over Wycombe.

The visitors controlled the first half and Flynn's goal was just what they deserved and, despite not playing as well after the break, their lead was rarely threatened.

The game's decisive moment came when Adam Chapman's long ball was met first-time by Flynn, who guided the ball beautifully into the far corner.

It means that Newport are now unbeaten in their previous six Sky Bet League Two games and it allowed them to keep pace with their fellow promotion-chasers.

Edinburgh said: "I just thought the finish was sublime, first for Adam Chapman to have the vision to see that ball is levels above this league.

"The finish from Mike Flynn was then executed brilliantly - it's probably the best goal we've scored this season.

"He was due a few, but I'm pleased for Flynny because he's had to be patient through the form of Chapman and (Tom) Naylor and three goals in two games is a great return.

"Any win away from home requires a very good performance.

"There were contrasting halves; I thought we dominated first half in terms of possession and looked threatening and then second half we had to defend very well.

"If you had offered us at the start of the season to be where we are now I would have bitten your hand off.

"The first aim of the football club was survival, but now we've got to be positive and aim for as high as we can possibly go."

Before Flynn's wonderful winner, Exiles team-mate Christian Jolley had come close to producing a moment of brilliance of his own when his half-volley from the corner of the box hit the underside of the bar.

Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth said: "Once again we didn't take our chances although we didn't create enough, not like we have been doing lately.

"But the chances we did create, we need to take and I can think of three really good chances which we didn't convert.

"They've created two chances in the first half and they've scored one of them and that's been the difference.

"You'll get 25 games a season where there's nothing between the teams and that was one of them, although to be fair to Flynny he's finished it really well for their goal.

"We gave it a go in the second half but we didn't get the ball down and knock it around like we have been doing as there were a few off it.

"I didn't think Newport caused us too many problems but we never got the ball down and played around them and looked nervous in possession."


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