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In Opposition: Newport County

Steve Ball's side travel to league leaders off the back of consecutive wins

26 October 2020

Colchester United will travel to Newport County to take on the league leaders after two home wins in a week.

Manager - Michael Flynn

Top Scorer(s) - Tristan Abrahams (7)

Last Result - Bradford City 0-3 Newport County 24/10/2020

Michael Flynn's side secured their sixth win from their opening eight games on Saturday, making it their best start to an EFL campaign in their history. 

They sit top of the pile in Sky Bet League Two, taking nineteen points from a possible twenty-four and moving ahead of Cambridge United who could only draw at the weekend. 

But County boss Flynn isn't getting carried away with his team's start to the season. 

"It's just a start, there's a long way to go. I'm not getting carried away at all." - Michael Flynn


After their 3-0 victory against Bradford City at Valley Parade, Flynn was happy with his side's performance. 

"It was a fantastic win against a team who I think are very good.

“They have a lot of good players. They had a lot of possession in the second half but didn’t really hurt us. We played the counter-attack game well."

“It’s always a tough one when you are leading 2-0 at half-time - how do you approach it? I was confident we could defend solidly and take our chances if they came and we should have scored a couple more in the second half."

“It’s a club I’m very fond of and a manager I’m very fond of, and I know a few of their players as well. I know they are a good team so it makes the win even better.”

County went top of the table after the game, after three consecutive wins against Bradford, Stevenage and Tranmere. 

Losing only one game this season, they have conceded the joint fewest goals in the league, scoring the joint second most. 

Often deplying a 3-4-1-2 formation, used more often in the league this season they have found success at both ends of the pitch. 

Colchester United will be looking to make it three wins on the bounce when they travel to Rodney Parade on Tuesday evening after home victories against Forest Green Rovers and Harrogate Town. 

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