NEWPORT County AFC were left to reflect on a six-goal thrashing by Yeovil Town at Rodney Parade on Saturday.

Here are the talking points...

A bolt out of the blue

No-one, not even the most optimistic Yeovil fan, would have seen this result coming, but what could have gone wrong for County did go wrong, badly wrong.

It doesn’t get much worse than conceding six at Rodney Parade and having a man sent off, and some supporters were on their way home after the fourth.

But given their start to the season, this has to be put down as something of a freak outcome, one which will be put to bed as quickly as possible by Michael Flynn and his players.

Crowd let down

There was a decent crowd of more than 4,000 at Rodney Parade and a big effort had been made by the club to bump up the numbers.

County’s management and players won’t need anyone to tell them the supporters were let down badly, but they will know it’s how they respond to such a heavy loss that is going to give the supporters a real insight into their character.

Green and Warren return to haunt County

Jordan Green spent some time on loan at County during the Great Escape season but you might not have thought it was the same player who tore through the Exiles for Yeovil at the weekend.

He scored two goals and it could have been more, while Sessi D’Almeida, Yoann Arquin and Diallang Jaiyesimi also impressed.

At the back for Yeovil was County old boy Gary Warren, still going strong after leaving the club six years ago.

Based on Saturday’s performance, you can understand why fans would love to have him back in amber.

Willmott had to go

After coming on at half-time, Robbie Willmott was back in the changing room before the final whistle following a late red card.

He’s not the type of player to fly off the handle on a regular basis but he had to go for his challenge on Yeovil replacement Olufela Olomola.

Michael Flynn had no complaints with the dismissal, which came with County six down and praying for the referee to end their misery.