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Reaction: Duff on Newport County AFC

1 January 2020

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Happy to take something from the game so late on, Cheltenham Town boss Michael Duff believed his side were value for more points in their 1-1 New Year's Day draw at Newport County AFC.

Ben Tozer's late finish after Tristan Abrahams early second half opener for Newport ensured that his team made it 11 unbeaten on their travels - a run that stretches back to September 2019.

Duff watched as his side performed well in the first half, but were pegged back in the second, until Tozer finished off a Chris Hussey ball into the box .

Though satisfied to add to his side's points total, he felt there were three points for the taking.

"We're probably frustrated with a point. I thought we were value for more," he said.

"Going so deep into the game at 1-0 down you take the point but even in the last five minutes I thought we could go on and edge it. We still had two or three decent opportunities.

"It is a good point away from home but it just leaves us slightly frustrated. I thought we maybe could have shaded it and the way we conceded the goal that's the real bug bear.

"We've come to two real tough places away from home in the last couple of days, Northampton and Newport, and stood up to everything they've thrown at us.

"Scott (Flinders) has had hardly anything to do in the two games and we've conceded from two set plays. That's a real frustration and probably a measure of how far we've come."

Watch the full interview with Duff above on iFollow.

The next action now for his side is on Saturday 4 January when the Jonny-Rocks Stadium hosts its first home match of the year when Oldham Athletic are in town.

Tickets are on sale for that game now online and can also be bought from the ticket office on Thursday and Friday between 10am and 3pm.


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