Maltby Main v Dronfield Town football match abandoned after violence

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The FA Vase Second Qualifying Round Replay between Maltby Main and Dronfield Town on Wednesday evening was abandoned by the referee after disgraceful scenes in the final minutes.

With Maltby leading 3-1 in a bad-tempered clash the game erupted on 87 minutes after a foul.

Punches were thrown by at least five or six players and Dronfield player William Earl was kicked on the leg, which resulted in a suspected broken leg.

An ambulance took Earl to hospital.

Referee Mr Bannister from Featherstone sent off Carlton Dickson from Dronfield Town and Bob Branagan from Maltby, who it was alleged had aimed the deliberate kick at Earl.

However, with players, managers, club officials and a spectator on the field the referee abandoned the match.

Dronfield led 1-0 at half time but in the second half Maltby pulled back to lead 3-1.