Newport coach sings Matt praises
Manager Mike Flynn hailed Jamille Matt's performance in Newport County's 4-1 victory at Notts County in an English League Two match on Tuesday night, when the Jamaican striker took his tally for the season to 17 with a double strike in the first half.
"I thought he was unplayable tonight. He bullied their defenders," Flynn said.
Fraser Franks opened the scoring for Newport and Padraig Amond added a fourth just two minutes into the second half following 29-year-old Matt's brace, the second after Kane Hemmings' quick reply to level the scores on 10 minutes before a crowd of 6,253 at Meadow Lane.
Matt's second goal, in the 33rd minute, came from an acrobatic overhead kick.
"They were superb," said Flynn of his team.
"Jamille Matt's cross for Padraig Amond's goal (his 20th of the season) was unbelievable wing-play."
It was Newport's first away win in the league since September 22 and ended a run of seven successive defeats on the road in League Two. Newport, who are away to fourth-placed Milton Keynes Dons on Saturday, remain 15th in the league table.Matt, who was raised in the community of Maverley, St Andrew, left the island at 10 years old. His performances this season have drawn the attention of Jamaica Football Federation President Michael Ricketts, who had previously told STAR Sports that he is open to the idea of inviting the 29-year-old to represent the national team.