NEWPORT County AFC boss Michael Flynn was thrilled to see his side clinch their first win since January on Saturday, before hitting back at those he feels always look “on the negative side of things”.

Huish Park in Somerset was the scene of the Exiles’ 2-0 triumph over Yeovil Town, one which lifted them to 11th in League Two and five points adrift of the play-offs.

Josh Sheehan and Paul Hayes were on target to give the visitors victory – their previous success had been against Crawley Town some nine games and seven weeks earlier.

For Flynn, the encounter came a day after he had celebrated one year in charge at Rodney Parade, so defeating the Glovers was the cherry on top of the cake.

But speaking afterwards, as well as toasting the three points, the County chief had a couple of things to get off his chest.

“It’s nice to get a win,” he said. “It has been a long time coming, and we should have won the previous two.

“Apparently we’re just taking it easy until the end of the season – that will never happen while I’m here.

“Last season we were 11 points from safety with 12 games to play, this season we were eight points off the play-offs with 11 games left.

“We’ve only been beaten three times in 25 games at home since I’ve been here and there’s a lot to look forward to.

“I’m not getting carried away by one win, we’ve closed the gap and that’s all we’ve done. We’ve got to go and back it up next weekend.”

He added: “We played better football today, we didn’t sit back like we get told we do.

“Believe me, I don’t tell them to sit back. I’ve never said that. We could have easily tried to shut the game up at 1-0 but I put Aaron Collins on.

“Sometimes it’s human nature to sit back but that’s not my instruction.”

Commenting on the team’s winless run coming to an end, he said: “Everybody tends to look on the negative side of things.

“Let’s look where we were this time last season, let’s look how far this club has come on.

“Winless run? I think it’s a mark of how much we’ve overachieved and set the standard.

“I’m glad we won. When we’ve lost one I’m not going to get too downhearted, and just because we’ve won today I’m not going to get too excited.

Meanwhile, Flynn described the last 12 months, which saw him go from caretaker to permanent manager and save the club from relegation, as “enjoyable”, “exciting” and “stressful”.