MICHAEL Flynn believes his Newport County side produced the perfect away performance as they ended a six-game winless run with a narrow 1-0 victory at the Energy Check County Ground.

The game wasn’t one for the memory bank, with a total of three shots on target throughout the fixture in a wintry day in Wiltshire.

The game was 75 minutes old before there was a breakthrough, as former Swindon Town defender Ben Tozer headed past Reice Charles-Cook.

That solitary strike was enough to separate the two sides, as County produced a resolute display in the final 15 minutes to extinguish any hopes of a home comeback.

The win took Swindon down to eighth and Newport up to ninth, but County boss Flynn says he was delighted to see his troops learn from their tiresome winless streak.

“I think some of the criticism has been uncalled for but it’s something you’ve got to take on the chin and have dignity in defeat and when you win,” said Flynn.

“You can’t keep everybody happy but we’re in a good position.

“We’ll probably have another blip – I’m not getting carried away by one win.

“It’s going to be tough but we’ve got an honest bunch and a good bunch and I’m very positive about what we can do.

“It’s nothing to get carried away with but I enjoyed it,” he added.

“We had a kick in the teeth at Accrington, where we should have won, and we threw the game away against Barnet on Tuesday.

“We addressed a few problems on and off the pitch and the boys have responded and done exactly what I asked them to do.”

Midfielder Joss Labadie returned to the line-up for the visitors and gave a driving force to their midfield.

Newport often found themselves in control in the middle of the park, something which allowed the Welsh side to dictate the game, according to Flynn.

“We’re a different team with Joss and he’s a big loss when we haven’t got him,” said Flynn.

“The boys were switched on, it’s an excellent away performance.”