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Matty Dolan and Michael Flynn claim Newport ‘got what they deserved’

Posted Wednesday, March 10, 2021 by PA26 hits

Matty Dolan has urged Newport to use the dramatic 2-1 win over Bradford as impetus for a Sky Bet League Two promotion push.Defender Dolan almost single-handedly swung the game County’s way as he scored twice after Michael Flynn’s side had fallen behind.First he struck home a superb free-kick which cancelled out Andy Cook’s opener for the Bantams.Then, in the sixth minute of sto...Full Story »

Michael Duff admits Cheltenham ‘not quite at it’ during Mansfield defeat

Posted Wednesday, March 10, 2021 by PA23 hits

Cheltenham boss Michael Duff stood by his table-topping players, despite being swept aside 3-1 by a 10-minute Mansfield Town purple patch.The Stags came from behind courtesy of three quickfire goals to halt Cheltenham’s four-game winning streak, with Jordan Bowery’s brace taking him to double figures for the season.However, Duff remained philosophical, saying: “It was individua...Full Story »

Michael Flynn not getting carried away despite Newport victory

Posted Sunday, March 07, 2021 by PA20 hits

Newport boss Michael Flynn insists he will not be getting carried away despite his side’s deserved 2-0 triumph at Colchester.The Exiles went ahead on the half hour when Joss Labadie finished low and confidently past Shamal George after he had been picked out by Josh Sheehan, following a well-worked move.And they wrapped up their win in the 78th minute when Padraig Amond prodded home at the...Full Story »

Michael Duff bemoans Cheltenham switching off late on

Posted Sunday, March 07, 2021 by PA25 hits

Cheltenham boss Michael Duff bemoaned his side letting down their guard in the final 10 minutes of the 3-2 Sky Bet League Two win over Port Vale.Alfie May pounced on a mix up between Vale’s former Town keeper Scott Brown and defender Zak Mills, nipping in while they dallied to find the net from Matt Blair’s hopeful nudge forward in the 15th minute.His venomous strike was also respons...Full Story »

Michael Appleton could not fault Lincoln’s display in win over Crewe

Posted Sunday, March 07, 2021 by PA20 hits

Lincoln manager Michael Appleton reflected on an excellent all-round display after watching his side get back to winning ways in League One with a 3-0 victory over Crewe.After successive defeats to Plymouth and Fleetwood, the Imps were too strong for David Artell’s side.All the goals were well worked with Morgan Rogers opening the scoring in the 21st minute.Conor McGrandles added the secon...Full Story »

Reading defender Michael Morrison to miss Wednesday clash

Posted Friday, March 05, 2021 by PA64 hits

Reading will be without defender Michael Morrison for their home game against Sheffield Wednesday.Centre-half Morrison, who has featured in all Reading’s league games this season, was forced out of the home midweek win against Blackburn due to a muscle injury.Tim Holmes replaced Morrison on Tuesday night and could return to the starting line-up, while fellow defender Lewis Gibson, on loan ...Full Story »

Michael O’Neill furious after Stoke lose to Swansea penalty in stoppage time

Posted Thursday, March 04, 2021 by PA26 hits

Furious Stoke manager Michael O’Neill felt his side had been robbed of a point after a controversial injury-time penalty handed Swansea a 2-1 win at the Bet365 Stadium.Kyle Naughton went down in the box and referee David Webb adjudged that he had been tripped by Jack Clarke in the 94th minute, and Andre Ayew slotted the winner with virtually the last kick of the game.It boosted the Swan&rs...Full Story »

Winning display ‘had everything’ says Michael Duff as Cheltenham go top

Posted Wednesday, March 03, 2021 by PA19 hits

Michael Duff hailed Cheltenham’s all-round display as they beat Southend 1-0 to move top of League Two.Conor Thomas’ second-half penalty was enough to lift the Robins to the summit for the first time since September 2014.“I thought that was a really good performance because it had a bit of everything: composure, some good football, really good organisation as well towards the e...Full Story »

Michael O’Neill hoping to have Steven Fletcher available as Stoke host Swansea

Posted Wednesday, March 03, 2021 by PA42 hits

Stoke have no new injury concerns ahead of the visit of Swansea in the Sky Bet Championship on Wednesday.Steven Fletcher trained on Tuesday and manager Michael O’Neill will be hoping he can be in contention to face the Swans.Rabbi Matondo continues to work with the fitness team to build up his match sharpness, but will not be ready in time for Wednesday, with his first full training sessio...Full Story »

No new injury concerns for Cheltenham boss Michael Duff ahead of Southend game

Posted Tuesday, March 02, 2021 by PA39 hits

Cheltenham boss Michael Duff expects to have a similar squad at his disposal as League Two strugglers Southend head for the Jonny-Rocks Stadium on Tuesday evening.Charlie Raglan returned to the side for Saturday’s 2-0 win at Scunthorpe after shaking off a freak back injury, while fellow defender Chris Hussey was able to retain his place despite nursing a dad leg.Midfielder Liam Sercombe is...Full Story »

Michael Duff hails Cheltenham’s defensive solidity as Robins march on

Posted Sunday, February 28, 2021 by PA21 hits

Cheltenham boss Michael Duff believes resilience and dogged defending are the driving force behind his side’s promotion push.Goals from January loan-signings Sam Smith and Callum Wright fired the in-form Robins to a fourth successive away success at Scunthorpe,But it was the visitors’ work off the ball, when closing down quickly and putting their bodies on the line, that was key to t...Full Story »

Michael Flynn hopeful EFL might grant request for Newport to switch grounds

Posted Sunday, February 28, 2021 by PA18 hits

Newport manager Michael Flynn is hopeful the EFL can come to the rescue and give his side the chance to play some of their home games away from Rodney Parade following Saturday’s goalless League Two draw with Stevenage.County chairman Gavin Foxall has formally written to the league authorities asking for permission to switch from the sand and mud heap on which they are currently having to ...Full Story »

Michael McKenna makes difference as Arbroath squeeze past relegation rivals Ayr

Posted Sunday, February 28, 2021 by PA21 hits

Arbroath climbed away from the Scottish Championship relegation zone with a 1-0 win at fellow strugglers Ayr.Derek Gaston produced a double save to keep out Tom Walsh and Dario Zanatta in the 14th minute, before opposite number Peter Urminsky – making his first appearance of an emergency loan spell – tipped over Bobby Linn’s powerful strike.Zanatta then headed straight at Gasto...Full Story »

Michael Cheek at the double as Bromley beat Altrincham

Posted Sunday, February 28, 2021 by PA16 hits

Michael Cheek scored twice in the first-half as Bromley beat Altrincham 3-1 at Hayes Lane to close up on the Vanarama National League play-off places.Cheek had fired the Ravens into an early lead in the fifth minute, but Altrincham captain Jake Moult equalised in the 36th minute when converting a low cross from Connor Hampson.Bromley then swiftly restored their advantage when defender Joe Kizzi ...Full Story »

Michael Morrison effort enough as Reading renew play-off push at Rotherham

Posted Sunday, February 28, 2021 by PA32 hits

Reading managed to kick-start their season after claiming a narrow 1-0 Championship victory at struggling Rotherham.Defeat consigned the Millers to a fifth-straight loss and they remain deep in relegation trouble after conceding midway through the first half to Michael Morrison.Reading’s own form has faltered in recent weeks with just one win in six before this, but their play-off bid got ...Full Story »

Jurgen Klopp sends Michael Edwards clear transfer message on mass summer overhaul

Posted Saturday, February 27, 2021 by hits

Liverpool's title defence has fallen by the wayside this season with the battle now on for a top four place. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp isn't ready to press the panic putton and push for a mass overhaul of his squad in the summer transfer window. The Reds raced to glory in the Premier League last season, winning their first top flight title in 30 years. And the additions of Thiago Alcantara a...Full Story »

Rotherham without Richard Wood and Michael Ihiekwe for Reading game

Posted Thursday, February 25, 2021 by PA32 hits

Rotherham have central defensive issues for the visit of Reading.Michael Ihiekwe is serving a two-match ban after collecting his 10th booking of the season in the midweek defeat to Nottingham Forest and Richard Wood is out with a groin injury.Boss Paul Warne reported no new injuries from midweek as the Millers try and halt a slide of three successive 1-0 defeats.Chiedozie Ogbene (knee), Liam Lin...Full Story »

Newport seeking back-to-back victories now Michael Flynn has settled squad

Posted Thursday, February 25, 2021 by PA25 hits

Newport boss Michael Flynn has a settled squad at last for Stevenage’s visit to Rodney Parade.The Exiles have suffered a rash of red cards since the turn of the new year, but Scot Bennett returned at Walsall in midweek after a three-match ban, meaning Flynn could name a full-strength side.The 1-0 win was only promotion-chasing Newport’s second in 13 Sky Bet League Two matches, and Fl...Full Story »

Michael Flynn hopes Newport can use Walsall victory to fuel promotion push

Posted Thursday, February 25, 2021 by PA22 hits

Newport boss Michael Flynn is desperate to use the battling 1-0 win at Walsall as a catalyst for his side’s promotion push.The Exiles had won just one of their last 12 games heading to the Bescot, but victory propelled them back into the play-off spots.Unlikely hero Joss Labadie popped up with his first league goal for 13 months to secure a welcome win – despite Saddlers goalkeeper L...Full Story »

Michael Appleton blasts arrogant Lincoln players following draw with Swindon

Posted Wednesday, February 24, 2021 by PA26 hits

Angry Lincoln manager Michael Appleton accused his players of arrogance after the Sky Bet League One high-flyers were held to a 2-2 draw by relegation-threatened Swindon Town at a blustery Sincil Bank.Appleton, whose side were knocked off top spot after Peterborough won 3-0 at Plymouth, said: “I am upset and really disappointed.“But I am delighted with a point in the end as we certai...Full Story »

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