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Luton Town 2-1 Newport County

Cameron McGeehan
Cameron McGeehan's late penalty was his third goal of the season for Luton Town

Cameron McGeehan scored two penalties as Luton Town maintained their lead at the top of League Two with a late win over Newport.

McGeehan scored his first penalty after Jamie Turley's foul on Danny Hylton.

Jennison Myrie-Williams levelled for County direct from a corner after substitute Jon Parkin's presence caused problems in the Luton defence.

Johnny Mullins was sent-off for the hosts but McGeehan's stoppage time penalty secured victory.

Darren Jones was punished for his challenge on Pelly Ruddock, a decision which infuriated Newport players and staff.

Newport County manager Warren Feeney told BBC Radio Wales: "You could see by their [Luton] reaction that they got out of jail free tonight.

"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 tonight. 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."

Line-ups

Luton

  • 1Walton
  • 2O'Donnell
  • 5MullinsBooked at 84mins
  • 6Cuthbert
  • 3Potts
  • 19Lee
  • 17Ruddock
  • 10CookSubstituted forFamewoat 86'minutes
  • 8McGeehan
  • 9Hylton
  • 14MarriottSubstituted forVassellat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Smith
  • 7Gray
  • 20Vassell
  • 23McQuoid
  • 31King
  • 36Justin
  • 39Famewo

Newport

  • 1Day
  • 5Turley
  • 4JonesBooked at 90mins
  • 17BennettBooked at 90mins
  • 3Butler
  • 15GreenSubstituted forBarnum-Bobbat 67'minutes
  • 8RandallBooked at 38minsSubstituted forTozerat 81'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 6Labadie
  • 11Myrie-WilliamsBooked at 90mins
  • 13JacksonSubstituted forParkinat 69'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 27Rigg

Substitutes

  • 2Barnum-Bobb
  • 9Parkin
  • 12Tozer
  • 14Bignot
  • 16Sheehan
  • 20Owen-Evans
  • 30Bittner
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
7,058

Match Stats

Home TeamLutonAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home15
Away11
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away10
Fouls
Home15
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Luton Town 2, Newport County 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Luton Town 2, Newport County 1.

Foul by Jon Parkin (Newport County).

Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Ben Tozer (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Darren Jones (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Luton Town 2, Newport County 1. Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Booking

Jon Parkin (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

Penalty Luton Town. Pelly Ruddock draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Darren Jones (Newport County) after a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt missed. Olly Lee (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Jon Parkin (Newport County).

Stephen O'Donnell (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Jennison Myrie-Williams (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Isaac Vassell replaces Jack Marriott.

Booking

Dan Butler (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Scot Bennett (Newport County).

Stephen O'Donnell (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Ben Tozer (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Joss Labadie (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Olly Lee (Luton Town).

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Ben Tozer.

Attempt blocked. Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Akin Famewo replaces Jordan Cook.

Foul by Jamie Turley (Newport County).

Danny Hylton (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Jon Parkin (Newport County) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to John Mullins (Luton Town) for a bad foul.

Sean Rigg (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by John Mullins (Luton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Ben Tozer replaces Mark Randall.

Foul by Jon Parkin (Newport County).

Stephen O'Donnell (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jon Parkin (Newport County).

Olly Lee (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Jennison Myrie-Williams (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

John Mullins (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jon Parkin (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by John Mullins (Luton Town).

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Dan Butler.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton32106247
2Colchester32106337
3Mansfield32105327
4Crawley32103127
5Morecambe32014316
6Barnet31204225
7Hartlepool31206515
8Crewe31205415
9Carlisle31203215
10Leyton Orient31114224
11Blackpool31114314
12Yeovil31113214
13Doncaster31114404
14Wycombe31113304
15Accrington311145-14
16Grimsby31025503
17Cheltenham30303303
18Newport310245-13
19Plymouth310225-33
20Portsmouth302113-22
21Notts County301225-31
22Cambridge301214-31
23Stevenage301226-41
24Exeter300315-40
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