Brabin: Red card was right decision

HATTERS manager Gary Brabin felt there was little Newport County could complain about after they were reduced to 10 men in their Blue Square Bet Premier clash yesterday, writes Mike Simmonds.

Former Town player Ryan Charles was sent off in the first half for a two-footed challenge on Dan Gleeson and Brabin said: “I thought there were a few meaty, juicy challenges.

“I’m not complaining, you live by the sword you die by it. We’ve had three of our players come off after being injured in challenges, but it is what it is, it’s a competitive game.”

Hatters were never at their best during the 90 minutes, but still won 2-0 after goals from Aaron O’Connor and Danny Crow.

With Newport bringing over 200 supporters from Wales though, there was plenty to keep Brabin entertained.

He continued: “As a manager I want the full package. We’re in the business of entertainment and we try our best to play football as well.

“I thought it was entertaining, certainly watching both crowds abuse each other.

“That entertained me. I thought there was some decent football too and we scored two good goals.”

Town were forced into three changes with Dan Gleeson, Crow and George Pilkington all coming off and Brabin added: “Glees got a bit of a whack and tried to play on but we had to bring him off.

“When Crowy scored the goal, he is now a bit sore, while we had to bring George Pilkington off late on.

“It’s slightly perturbing when we’ve got a game coming up but we’ll know more in the week.”

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