Kidlington Football Club makes no statement after game abandoned

KIDLINGTON Football Club have said they will not make a full statement after their game against Bedford Town was abandoned at half-time following an “altercation”.

Police were called for an alleged assault and, according to Bedford, there was an “altercation” in the tunnel as the two teams returned to the locker rooms.

In a statement, Kidlington said: “As this is now a police matter, we will not issue a statement until their investigation is complete.”

Pitching In Southern League Division One Central, leaders Bedford had led 1-0 moments before the break through Connor Tomlinson.

According to Bedford, Kidlington “refused” to come out for the second half, with the game consequently being abandoned.

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Thames Valley Police later confirmed a man suffered minor injuries in an alleged assault, which was reported at 4pm.

Bedford said in a statement: “It is still unclear what the facts are, but what is known at this stage is that match officials made the decision to abandon the match at the start of the match. second half, when the players and Kidlington management refused to return to the pitch for the second half.

“As the two teams left the field, there was an altercation in the tunnel.

“Club staff are working with the Football Association and the Southern League to investigate the situation and assist with any decision regarding the outcome of the game.”

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