Slough Town v Easington Sports: Four hurt in fracas

Two football players needed surgery for broken jaws after a fight broke out on the pitch during a reserve game.

The fracas erupted at the end of a match between Easington Sports and Slough Town at Farnham Park Playing Fields in Slough on Saturday.

Four players from Banbury-based Easington were taken to Wexham Park Hospital following the game.

Two later required operations to reset fractured jaws and have metal plates added.

Easington Sports, from Banbury in Oxfordshire, won the the Hellenic League Division Two East match 4-3.

Kay Lathey, general secretary of Slough Town FC, said the club was investigating the circumstances surrounding the brawl.

"We hope the players who sustained injuries make a speedy recovery.

"It is a regrettable incident, but we would rather not comment further."

A statement from the Banbury club said some reports that had emerged were incorrect.

It said: "Easington would like to state the incident was not caused by a foul on a Slough player.

"It was the result of a red card received by a Slough player for violent conduct, and as the player left the field of play an unprovoked attack on an Easington player was carried out.

"Our main concern is with the two players that required surgery and their welfare.

"The police are continuing their inquiries and we are helping them with those and until this is completed, we will not be able to make any further comment."

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