BOSS Michael Flynn can’t help but feel somewhat frustrated that his Newport County AFC side’s good run of form has come too late in the season to be rewarded with a League Two play-off place.

Saturday saw the Exiles secure a third win in four games to go 11th in the table, but even with a match in hand they can’t force their way into the top seven.

Goals from Mickey Demetriou and Frank Nouble gave County a 2-1 victory over Cambridge United in the last fixture of the campaign at Rodney Parade - County finish their campaign with trips to Chesterfield on Tuesday and Carlisle United next weekend.

It followed wins by the same scoreline against Swindon Town and Accrington Stanley, two teams above them in the standings.

“We want to improve everywhere,” said Flynn. “It’s not going to be easy with the finances but we’ll just get on with it and do what we can.

“At times we’ve overachieved this season so we’ve got to make sure we do it again.

“We just had a bad run of form in February and March, and it was difficult after the FA Cup run.

“It’s frustrating because we’re finishing on a positive.”

When asked if he could have done anything different to avoid the slump in form that came after the club’s run to the FA Cup fourth round, he added: “There’s always something you could have done and things you could have changed.

“But the bottom line is we didn’t score a goal in February so it wasn’t good enough.

“Lennie (Lawrence) will tell you, a good cup run means a poor league run, unless you’re one of the big boys and you can change and rotate your squad as much as you like.

“If you’re asking me would I take a top-half finish and a good FA Cup run and money in the bank then, yes, I would.

“It’s memories for life. Having Tottenham at Rodney Parade and that red sky we had that evening, it was a special occasion, and I’m glad I was in charge for it.”

Assessing the Cambridge triumph, he said: “I wanted to give the fans a home win at the end of the season so they can go away mostly happy.

“They’ve been fantastic this season and that win was for them.

“We’ve won three in a row at home now and it’s a good run of form – the boys were spot on today.

“We should have scored more. We’ve got to cut out the silly mistakes we make and we need to be more clinical at the other end because, let’s be honest, we should have scored more today.”