NEWPORT County AFC boss Michael Flynn hailed a "near-enough perfect away performance" from his side as they eased to a 3-0 win at Cambridge United to keep their League Two play-off hopes alive.

Padraig Amond, Jamille Matt and substitute Harry McKirdy were all on target at the Abbey Stadium to seal the three points that keeps County five below seventh-placed Exeter City with a game in hand.

"I think we could have had a few more," said the Exiles boss.

“I thought they should have scored two as well, if I’m honest. It should have been 6-2.

“But the boys defended excellently and it shows what we’re about; we don’t give up, we keep going.

“I think it’s one goal conceded in the last five games now.

“Cambridge are a very good team on their day,” he added. “They’ve recently gone to Bury and won 2-0, so it was a tough game.

“We knew it was going to be tough and the boys were excellent. I thought it was a near-enough perfect away performance. I thought it was brilliant.”

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Flynn is not getting carried away by talk of the play-offs, however.

“We’re going into the middle of April and Newport County are still in with a chance of getting into the play-offs and it’s not very often you say that.

“I’m very proud of what we’re doing as a group and the players deserve all the credit.

“I’m not getting excited. The fans can, but we stay as level as we can. I’ve just got to keep the boys going and make sure we finish as well as we can.”