Sleaford Town’s FA Cup home game against Huntingdon Town turned ugly in the final stages after a ‘melee’ just minutes before the final whistle.
An ambulance was called for two people including the mother of Sleaford Town boss Kris Jones. Neither required hospital treatment.
Sleaford’s press officer Jamie Shaw said the incident took place after one of the visiting side ran through the technical area and there was a coming together as he attempted to take a throw.
“We were 2-1 up and life’s peachy when all hell broke loose,” he told The Standard.
He said one man suffered facial injuries while Jones’ mother was also caught up in what he described as a ‘melee’ as she tried to ‘act peacemaker’.
The game, the latest qualifying round of the FA Cup, was abandoned by the referee with just a few minutes left on the clock.
Mr Shaw said: “These are not the scenes anyone wants to see at a football match. We want to bring more and more families in but both my children have gone home in tears.”
The club now faces an anxious wait to see what action the FA will take.
Mr Shaw said: “I personally think we deserve to remain in the competition. But that will be for the FA to decide.”
Mr Shaw praised the response of the ambulance crew which attended.