Hatters midfielder Cameron McGeehan brandished Newport County’s players as ‘sore losers’ and ‘cheats’ after Town emerged as 2-1 winners on a night of controversy at Kenilworth Road yesterday evening.
The 21-year-old was on hand to net twice from the penalty spot, the second one coming in the last minute of injury time after Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu went down in the area under a challenge from Jamie Turley.
“They elbow you off the ball, stamp on your foot, they’re big, nasty and they’re cheats themselves.”Cameron McGeehan
County’s players were clearly incensed by the decision, surrounding referee Charles Breakspear, with a number pushing Mpanzu as things looked to boil over in the aftermath.
McGeehan kept his cool to beat Joe Day from 12 yards though and on Newport’s antics, he said: “They’re sore losers. They came with a game plan and it didn’t work because we won the game.
“All they wanted to do was scrap it out, time-waste, kill the game and they’re the type of team that give League Two a bad reputation because they just kill the game and play long.
“It’s not nice but obviously they have to do what they have to do because they haven’t got the quality of players that we have.
“They’re a rough team and they foul a lot. If Pelly feels contact, he goes down and that’s kind of what happened.
“Obviously they’re aggrieved but they’ve not come here to play football. They’re a horrible team and it’s a good test to come through.
“Obviously they’re angry. I think they cheat, in terms of how they play. They elbow you off the ball, stamp on your foot, they’re big, nasty and they’re cheats themselves.
“I was delighted for the team to get the reward that I think we deserved from the game because we were the only team that was trying to play and do it properly.”