Sleaford Town's FA Cup tie abandoned following "disgusting mass brawl" - one lady collapses
Sleaford Town president and club legend Brian Rowland has spoken of his disgust after his side's FA Cup clash with Huntingdon was abandoned because of a mass brawl at Eslaforde Park this afternoon.
With three minutes remaining on the clock, and with Sleaford 2-1 up, it is alleged Sleaford assistant manager Darren Bevan was headbutted.
It is claimed a scuffle involving a number of people followed, in which the Echo understands Sleaford manager Kris Jones was pushed to the floor.
Eye witnesses say punches were thrown in a melee and the referee was left with "no choice" but to abandon the game.
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One woman collapsed and an ambulance was called. She is now said to be recovering in hospital.
Speaking to the Echo, former Sleaford manager Rowland said: "It was disgusting.
"It all kicked off with literally three minutes left.
"The referee had no choice but to abandon the game - I am not sure I've seen anything like it.
"I couldn't believe what I was seeing. Punches were being thrown. One lady collapsed in the excitement and it just wasn't very nice at all.
"Nobody really knows what will happen now. We have just been told the Football Association will investigate."