FA Cup game abandoned in 90th minute as ‘fight’ breaks out between players

An FA Cup qualifying match between Mossley AFC and Lower Breck on Tuesday evening was abandoned in the 90th minute' following a 'brawl'.

729 sides enter the FA Cup each year, and 348 enter in the extra preliminary round, with a further 136 clubs entering at the preliminary round stage.

Lower Breck and Mossley faced off in the preliminary round stage to a 2-2 draw on Saturday.

However, their replay on Tuesday evening was marred with ugly scenes towards the end of the clash.

The match was abandoned after a brawl broke out that reportedly involved both players and fans.

"The game was competitive but finely balanced until Mossley scored their second goal, and then it slowly descended into chaos," said an anonymous eyewitness told the Manchester Evening News.

"It was a total disgrace, I have never seen anything like it in my 50 years of going to football matches.

"This went on for about 10 to 15 minutes before the referee abandoned the game.

"I am just glad nobody got seriously hurt because of their bad behaviour."

AFC Mossley were 2-0 up when the brawl erupted.

The Manchester-based side tweeted: "The match has been abandoned in the 90th minute with the score 2-0 to Mossley."

Another in attendance tweeted: "A strangely unsatisfying night at @MossleyAFC, Mossley playing well against Lower Breck.

"But after Mossley went 2-0 up in the 90th minute, a fight broke out between Lower Breck players and the young Mossley supporters behind the goal. And the match was abandoned."

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Matthew Hayton, director of Mossley AFC, said: "We won’t be making any comment as that may prejudice any enquiry and subsequent action that may need to be taken by the relevant bodies."

While Lower Breck are yet to comment on the events.

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