NEWPORT County boss Michael Flynn insisted his side's first home win since January was fully merited as they dented Swindon Town's League Two play-off hopes at Rodney Parade.

Padraig Amond and Ben Tozer struck in the first half to put the hosts in command and although Paul Mullin pulled one back, Town also had Rollin Menayese sent off in what was a well below-par visiting display.

“I thought we were absolutely superb in the first half,” Flynn told the South Wales Argus.

“The players were back to what we do well and the things we work on in training.

“They did everything we asked of them and it should have been a couple more at half-time.

“It was another poor goal that we conceded and we didn’t kill them off even though we had enough chances to make it more convincing – maybe four or five.

“And I know they had 10 men for half an hour but even when they had 11 men we were the better side by far and on the whole it was a very good performance.

“It was a very important win for a great group of players who have given their all this season for this football club.”