Portsmouth 0 County 2

TWO goals in three second half minutes from Mike Flynn earned Newport County AFC a vital three points at Portsmouth.

The 2-0 win is the Exiles' second victory on the road in League Two this season and lifts them into the play-off places.

Flynn swept home from Ryan Jackson's cross on 65 minutes and then doubled the lead on 68 minutes to condemn new Pompey boss Richie Barker to a miserable first afternoon in the Fratton Park hotseat.

Justin Edinburgh's men are up to fourth in the table, just three points behind leaders Oxford United, but did lose Conor Washington to an injury in the first half.

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5:08pm Sat 14 Dec 13

asrncafc says...

A massive away win with a blank sheet. County has chalked their 9th win of the season and are occupying the fifth position with only 3 points from first place.

Despite all the injuries, old and new, our boys are performing greatly. Keep it up County, we can make it to League 1.
A massive away win with a blank sheet. County has chalked their 9th win of the season and are occupying the fifth position with only 3 points from first place. Despite all the injuries, old and new, our boys are performing greatly. Keep it up County, we can make it to League 1. asrncafc

5:10pm Sat 14 Dec 13

asrncafc says...

asrncafc wrote:
A massive away win with a blank sheet. County has chalked their 9th win of the season and are occupying the fifth position with only 3 points from first place.

Despite all the injuries, old and new, our boys are performing greatly. Keep it up County, we can make it to League 1.
oops we're fourth on goal difference!!
[quote][p][bold]asrncafc[/bold] wrote: A massive away win with a blank sheet. County has chalked their 9th win of the season and are occupying the fifth position with only 3 points from first place. Despite all the injuries, old and new, our boys are performing greatly. Keep it up County, we can make it to League 1.[/p][/quote]oops we're fourth on goal difference!! asrncafc

5:37pm Sat 14 Dec 13

casto says...

well done county.now lets get a winning run going,and were going up.yeha.
well done county.now lets get a winning run going,and were going up.yeha. casto

6:21pm Sat 14 Dec 13

sooty001 says...

I thought before this game that this one would be make or break for us, it turned out make.
This is a team with a new manager to impress and believe me come 29th March when we play Pompey at home they will be well up in the league, so these 3points will be the most valuable we have earned all season. We can now go onward and upward. Must say that I was very impressed by the 800+ travelling Amber Army, towards the end you would have thought that we were the home side although they had over 14000 supporters there. Well done to everyone for a job well done.
I thought before this game that this one would be make or break for us, it turned out make. This is a team with a new manager to impress and believe me come 29th March when we play Pompey at home they will be well up in the league, so these 3points will be the most valuable we have earned all season. We can now go onward and upward. Must say that I was very impressed by the 800+ travelling Amber Army, towards the end you would have thought that we were the home side although they had over 14000 supporters there. Well done to everyone for a job well done. sooty001

6:50pm Sat 14 Dec 13

keithbob says...

who needs the cup games anyway!.going to wembley in the playoffs!
U.T.C.
who needs the cup games anyway!.going to wembley in the playoffs! U.T.C. keithbob

7:00pm Sat 14 Dec 13

larneman says...

Yes a great win for the County 3 valuable points that keeps us well away from the drop zone, which of course was the main aim. I think I can safely say that we won't be going down this season. More likely to be going up, though I would like to see the strikers coming into form again, its thanks again to the midfield who are playing out of their boots for us. A big well done to them.
Yes a great win for the County 3 valuable points that keeps us well away from the drop zone, which of course was the main aim. I think I can safely say that we won't be going down this season. More likely to be going up, though I would like to see the strikers coming into form again, its thanks again to the midfield who are playing out of their boots for us. A big well done to them. larneman

7:09pm Sat 14 Dec 13

Harps62 says...

No idea where you got the main aim for this season was avoiding the drop
That has never been mentioned from day 1. Midtable maybe.
Not now though.
If a certain still Top Scorer this season had not got injured many moons ago I am certain we would be top by a fair few points now.
No idea where you got the main aim for this season was avoiding the drop That has never been mentioned from day 1. Midtable maybe. Not now though. If a certain still Top Scorer this season had not got injured many moons ago I am certain we would be top by a fair few points now. Harps62

7:30pm Sat 14 Dec 13

larneman says...

Harps62 wrote:
No idea where you got the main aim for this season was avoiding the drop
That has never been mentioned from day 1. Midtable maybe.
Not now though.
If a certain still Top Scorer this season had not got injured many moons ago I am certain we would be top by a fair few points now.
Avoiding the drop was my personal aim Harps62. I just did'nt want to see that happen. Very proud of the lads who have done great thus far.
[quote][p][bold]Harps62[/bold] wrote: No idea where you got the main aim for this season was avoiding the drop That has never been mentioned from day 1. Midtable maybe. Not now though. If a certain still Top Scorer this season had not got injured many moons ago I am certain we would be top by a fair few points now.[/p][/quote]Avoiding the drop was my personal aim Harps62. I just did'nt want to see that happen. Very proud of the lads who have done great thus far. larneman

7:45pm Sat 14 Dec 13

phalsauce says...

Cups gone so its about lge2 now. We've held 2 of the top three so no fear for us. Come the new year we'll be stronger then its the business end! Chesterfield and Fleetwood are the main contenders for me. We'll be there tho! Easier to get out of this lge than Conference! NCAFC forever!!
Cups gone so its about lge2 now. We've held 2 of the top three so no fear for us. Come the new year we'll be stronger then its the business end! Chesterfield and Fleetwood are the main contenders for me. We'll be there tho! Easier to get out of this lge than Conference! NCAFC forever!! phalsauce

2:37am Sun 15 Dec 13

COUNTYVOICE says...

nice to see that one of count'y's reserve side (ie the injured squad) has made such a big impact since coming back last two games

ANDY SANDELL great goal against chesterfield, and creator of the first at PORTSMOUTH for mike flynn, two quality strikes.

jolley's continued firing of blanks worries me a bit it was easier to score his chance today. he will need to start hitting the net soon as the lack of goals up front does worry me , with the worrying fact of WASHINGTON now appearing to be injured.

with zebroski, and o connor out there isnt a really proven goal scorer at the club. danny crowe is not prolific (no critisism as im a big fan), and BARKER has not really been given a chance.

another worrying fact today was the number of yellow cards county players have picked up and a few key players are close to a one match ban.

but a very valuable 3 points at portsmouth , and only county's second league away win of the season. fourth position after 20 games with the injuries and some attrocious luck in a few games this season is a truly incredible feat.

i know larneman mentioned avoiding relegation, county are realistically only about 6 wins from avoiding the drop and being able to truly concentrate on a promotion push

going back to my previous point at the start if one returning player from county's reserve side can make such an impact after 2 games im relishing what impact the return of ANTHONY, PORTER, O CONNOR , ZEBROSKI and the other injured soldiers of the alamo will bring .

onwards and upwards
nice to see that one of count'y's reserve side (ie the injured squad) has made such a big impact since coming back last two games ANDY SANDELL great goal against chesterfield, and creator of the first at PORTSMOUTH for mike flynn, two quality strikes. jolley's continued firing of blanks worries me a bit it was easier to score his chance today. he will need to start hitting the net soon as the lack of goals up front does worry me , with the worrying fact of WASHINGTON now appearing to be injured. with zebroski, and o connor out there isnt a really proven goal scorer at the club. danny crowe is not prolific (no critisism as im a big fan), and BARKER has not really been given a chance. another worrying fact today was the number of yellow cards county players have picked up and a few key players are close to a one match ban. but a very valuable 3 points at portsmouth , and only county's second league away win of the season. fourth position after 20 games with the injuries and some attrocious luck in a few games this season is a truly incredible feat. i know larneman mentioned avoiding relegation, county are realistically only about 6 wins from avoiding the drop and being able to truly concentrate on a promotion push going back to my previous point at the start if one returning player from county's reserve side can make such an impact after 2 games im relishing what impact the return of ANTHONY, PORTER, O CONNOR , ZEBROSKI and the other injured soldiers of the alamo will bring . onwards and upwards COUNTYVOICE

4:30pm Sun 15 Dec 13

larneman says...

COUNTYVOICE wrote:
nice to see that one of count'y's reserve side (ie the injured squad) has made such a big impact since coming back last two games

ANDY SANDELL great goal against chesterfield, and creator of the first at PORTSMOUTH for mike flynn, two quality strikes.

jolley's continued firing of blanks worries me a bit it was easier to score his chance today. he will need to start hitting the net soon as the lack of goals up front does worry me , with the worrying fact of WASHINGTON now appearing to be injured.

with zebroski, and o connor out there isnt a really proven goal scorer at the club. danny crowe is not prolific (no critisism as im a big fan), and BARKER has not really been given a chance.

another worrying fact today was the number of yellow cards county players have picked up and a few key players are close to a one match ban.

but a very valuable 3 points at portsmouth , and only county's second league away win of the season. fourth position after 20 games with the injuries and some attrocious luck in a few games this season is a truly incredible feat.

i know larneman mentioned avoiding relegation, county are realistically only about 6 wins from avoiding the drop and being able to truly concentrate on a promotion push

going back to my previous point at the start if one returning player from county's reserve side can make such an impact after 2 games im relishing what impact the return of ANTHONY, PORTER, O CONNOR , ZEBROSKI and the other injured soldiers of the alamo will bring .

onwards and upwards
Truly a man who knows what he's talking about. I remember Histon running away with the league with record points. But where are they now? Its an acheivement to win promotion and STAY up to end up in the top 10 would be great but to be where we are as a definite threat to anybody is just off this planet. Go County GO.
[quote][p][bold]COUNTYVOICE[/bold] wrote: nice to see that one of count'y's reserve side (ie the injured squad) has made such a big impact since coming back last two games ANDY SANDELL great goal against chesterfield, and creator of the first at PORTSMOUTH for mike flynn, two quality strikes. jolley's continued firing of blanks worries me a bit it was easier to score his chance today. he will need to start hitting the net soon as the lack of goals up front does worry me , with the worrying fact of WASHINGTON now appearing to be injured. with zebroski, and o connor out there isnt a really proven goal scorer at the club. danny crowe is not prolific (no critisism as im a big fan), and BARKER has not really been given a chance. another worrying fact today was the number of yellow cards county players have picked up and a few key players are close to a one match ban. but a very valuable 3 points at portsmouth , and only county's second league away win of the season. fourth position after 20 games with the injuries and some attrocious luck in a few games this season is a truly incredible feat. i know larneman mentioned avoiding relegation, county are realistically only about 6 wins from avoiding the drop and being able to truly concentrate on a promotion push going back to my previous point at the start if one returning player from county's reserve side can make such an impact after 2 games im relishing what impact the return of ANTHONY, PORTER, O CONNOR , ZEBROSKI and the other injured soldiers of the alamo will bring . onwards and upwards[/p][/quote]Truly a man who knows what he's talking about. I remember Histon running away with the league with record points. But where are they now? Its an acheivement to win promotion and STAY up to end up in the top 10 would be great but to be where we are as a definite threat to anybody is just off this planet. Go County GO. larneman

6:18pm Sun 15 Dec 13

Thomas O'Malley says...

Fabulous win in the circumstances. Injured players dropping like flies, knock-backs in the cups and strikers struggling to score. Much has rightly been made of JE's talents but this squad is truly a remarkable unit of strong personalities to overcome all the hurdles. To say the players have done well to get to this position is a massive understatement. They really deserve all the support Newport can muster. Support the County !
Fabulous win in the circumstances. Injured players dropping like flies, knock-backs in the cups and strikers struggling to score. Much has rightly been made of JE's talents but this squad is truly a remarkable unit of strong personalities to overcome all the hurdles. To say the players have done well to get to this position is a massive understatement. They really deserve all the support Newport can muster. Support the County ! Thomas O'Malley

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