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Gary: It was important we got the result in Newport

7 November 2017

Boss Gary Johnson was pleased with his side's response to last weekend's FA Cup first round exit with victory at Newport County this evening.

Goals by Brian Graham and Harry Pell inside the opening 11 minutes set his side on course for the win at Rodney Parade.

Lamar Reynolds struck within three mintues of the break to make a game of it, but the Robins stood firm to claim the victory.

"It was important that we got the result tonight," Johnson said.

"It was a really disappointing performance on Saturday – there was a lot of commitment but we needed a bit more quality in our play.

"We hung on in there tonight, and at 2-0 they had nothing to lose but all you can do is come and win a game and we did.

"It was down to our start, which was our problem on Saturday.

"We talked about it and worked hard yesterday and that's probably why a couple of them looked a bit leggy but I'll give them a couple of days off ahead of Saturday (against Luton Town).

"Today we played with five at the back with an extra centre half and we didn't do too bad.

"They had a few chances but so did we and we looked a lot more solid tonight than we did on Saturday."

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