Newport County boss Mike Flynn summed up his sides victory at Boundary Park. The Exiles were favourites to go down at the start of the season but they currently occupy second spot in the league, with equal points to leaders Lincoln City, who surprisingly lost at home to Crawley Town. Flynn confessed that he is not letting anyone get carried away with talk of a promotion push.
He said, “I’m not mentioning the p-word. I’ve told the boys that if anyone mentions that they get fined and that goes for another 39 games! I’m not trying to play things down but the table means nothing to me at the moment. It’s great that we’ve won a football match and that we’ve got a few points on the board but it’s just a start. It’s a very tough place to come. There won’t be many teams that win here. Oldham are a decent outfit. We weren’t at our best in attack but we scored a very good goal and their keeper made two very good saves and we defended like absolute machines. We kept our shape, kept our discipline and nobody dived in. They were getting balls into the box but we were exceptionally solid without being great going forward. It’s more satisfying because you see that team spirit and the shape that we work on out of possession. They’ll cause a lot of teams problems and I’m absolutely delighted to come away with three points.”