One-match touchline ban for Newport County assistant McCarthy

Cameron McGeehan
Cameron McGeehan's winning penalty for Luton was awarded after Newport County's Darren Jones was adjudged to have fouled Pelly Ruddock

Newport County assistant manager Sean McCarthy will serve a one-match touchline suspension after he admitted using abusive and/or insulting words towards a match official.

He was charged in relation to an incident at the end of the 2-1 defeat by Luton Town on 16 August.

The Exiles were beaten by a 96th-minute penalty after Darren Jones was judged to have committed a foul, a decision which infuriated Newport County.

McCarthy must also pay a £500 fine.

The hotly-disputed stoppage time penalty was Cameron McGeehan's second successful spot-kick in a bad-tempered game at Luton.

After the incident, Newport County manager Warren Feeney said: "I think the first [penalty] was a foul but we should have dealt with it. But the last one was an absolute disgraceful decision.

"I thought our boys were absolutely outstanding. I think you could see the desire and passion and to get done by an absolute joke of a decision is heart breaking for them."

The Exiles visit Hartlepool United on Saturday as they look to climb from 17th place in the League Two table.

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