Trophy final descends into farce after fan attacks ref

Referee Bill Pashby receives treatment on the pitch after being assaulted by a fan
Referee Bill Pashby receives treatment on the pitch after being assaulted by a fan

The Scarborough & District Saturday League's Trophy final between Goalsports and Eastway was cut dramatically short after a fan ran onto the pitch and assaulted referee Bill Pashby last night.

Goalsports led the final 2-1 with just eight minutes left on the clock when the Eastway supporter waded onto the field and shoulder charged veteran ref Pashby.

Pashby had to receive lengthy treatment on the field before being stretchered off the field.

The game was abandoned and an ambulance and Police arrived at Mill Lane.