Police called after match brawl

PUBLISHED: 13:27 28 February 2008 | UPDATED: 15:41 11 May 2010

Players from Royston Town and Stony Stratford Town become involved in a last-minute brawl at Garden Walk on Saturday

Players from Royston Town and Stony Stratford Town become involved in a last-minute brawl at Garden Walk on Saturday

POLICE were called to Royston Town Football Club on Saturday in the wake of a pitch brawl. But an incident that had taken place in the clubhouse at the ground in Garden Walk was over by the time they arrived. There were no arrests. The incident came after

POLICE were called to Royston Town Football Club on Saturday in the wake of a pitch brawl.

But an incident that had taken place in the clubhouse at the ground in Garden Walk was over by the time they arrived.

There were no arrests.

The incident came after a brawl on the pitch during the last minute of the top-of-the-table game against Stony Stratford Town.

Almost every player was involved in the incident which in the end saw Royston captain Allan Reid and Stony Stratford's Marc Redsull being given a red card by referee Peter Saggers.

The Crows president, Alan Barlow, said the club's committee would be discussing the incident tonight (Thursday).

Mr Barlow said: "What happened at the end was unacceptable and at the committee meeting we will be taking stock of what went on.

"I wouldn't like to comment at the moment, but it was all very unnecessary and a real shame," he said.

He said players from Stony Stratford "overreacted on the pitch" and "overreacted when they left it".

As the Stony Stratford players were leaving the pitch one of them threw a traffic cone into the crowd.

Crows manager Paul Attfield described the behaviour of the Stony Stratford players as "totally unacceptable".

The Crows 2-0 defeat of Stony Stratford has helped take the club to third place in the South Midlands League (Division 1).

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