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Our performance deserved more - Cox

7 September 2013

Manager Paul Cox feels that our team's performance in our 1-1 draw with Newport County at Rodney Parade merited more than a point.

Sam Clucas' equaliser cancelled out Chris Zebroski's opener for the hosts, but Exiles custodian Lenny Pidgeley pulled off a number of saves during the 90 minutes.

"I have mixed feelings on the result," said Cox.

"We had some good chances in the first half, so to come in 1-0 down [at half-time] felt a bit strange.

"Before the game, some supporters were telling me Newport were out bogey side, so we would been happy to take a point.

"But we worked hard, our defence looked solid and I thought we were worth more than a point."

Zebroski opened the scoring for the hosts, who prior to the match boasted a 100% record on home soil this term, when he rose highest to head home Adam Chapman's near-post corner on the half-hour mark.

Our boss continued: "We are usually very strong at set pieces, both for and against.

“Ritchie Sutton has held his hands up – he is an honest boy. Not many get the better of him in those situations.

"But I was pleased with the lads. Newport are a good side and are going to be hard to beat here on their own ground.

“It’s early days yet but I think this group of boys can get better. They are learning all the time."

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