RYAN Aldridge accused Telford Tigers of lacking class after Cats beat their overly physical opponents 4-0 at the Link Centre tonight.
A brace from Tomasz Malasinski and goals from Aaron Nell and Henri Sandvik were enough for the hosts, but the superb victory was marred by three games penalties as Swindon’s Alex Symonds and Telford’s Blohoslav Novak and Rupert Quiney were sent to cool off early for fighting and spearing incidents.
Novak was seen on video pulling Symonds’ hair and attempting to kick the Cats D-man prior to his ejection, which Aldridge says he’s going to be sending to the EPL officials.
The Cats coach was pleased with the way his players overcame their visitors, as they remained calm and composed throughout, but wasn’t happy with the tactics employed by the Tigers and believes Novak should be looking at a long ban.
“I think they were pretty classless tonight really, I guess money doesn’t buy you class,” he said.
“We talked about staying out of their rubbish and staying team tough, which we did, and we wanted five guys on the ice.
“There was some stuff there which I thought was pretty wrong and I will be sending the video to the league about, particularly the fight incidents.
“It’s disgusting, anyone who jumps someone from behind should be serving a massive suspension especially the way concussions are these days.
“If you jump someone you should be getting a five or six game ban, he’s pulled his hair and we believe we saw a kicking motion which we will be sending the video of to the league.”