Wow, what a game. First half was as good as I've seen - mind you, good job we got a two goal start! Second half was a real battle and Newport fought hard. I can see why they have been so inconsistent with wins & losses. Fair play to them, they pushed us hard, but we almost self destructed when Smith underhit the pass to Shackell which led to their second. Great team performance but, for me, Frecklington MoM - he was immense, covered so much ground, made himself constantly available and basically ran the first half particularly. Dug in second half & fought hard. Akinde, Harry & Pett all good too. Well earned three points where once again, the character shone through.
Newport will be wondering how they got nothing from this game. After racing into a 2-0 lead they just pressed us back and back. In the end we had no play at all. Resolute defending won the day. That 3rd came at the right time. However it's results like this that get you promotion. 4 points clear at Christmas is a great present to have. Roll on Crewe and Cambridge.