Darlington appealed for witnesses following a fracas that interrupted their Boxing Day game at Spennymoor Town.

The match referee delayed the game for a short period during the first half of the contest, which ended 1-1.

While stewards and police restored order, the players waited for the match to restart.

A Quakers statement published after the game read: “There have been several incidents inside and outside the Spennymoor ground this afternoon.

“If you have witnessed any disorder, then please email dave.watson@darlingtonfc in the strictest confidence.

“The DFC board condemns any anti-social behaviour, and we urge any Darlington fan who witnessed any such behaviour inside or outside the ground to contact us.

“We stated pre-match that if any Darlington supporter is found to have been involved in anti-social behaviour, then they will be banned from Blackwell Meadows.”

After the game on social media, Quakers goalkeeper Tommy Taylor claimed coins had been thrown in his direction.

There had been a number of contentious refereeing decisions, and Taylor said: “At what point do the governing bodies look at the standard of officiating at all levels of the football pyramid and realise that it is way below par?! On the plus side I’m a couple of quid up from all the coins thrown at me today.” 


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