Police investigate Brackley Town vs Gateshead fight as fans clash


A ‘big fight’ involving ’35-40 people’ took place after the game between Brackley Town and Gateshead Town. The incident happened on Saturday April 2, between 5 and 6 p.m., in St James Park on Churchill Way.

Northamptonshire Police are now appealing for information after the National League North game.

A spokesman for the force said: ‘Witnesses or anyone with information about the incident should call Northamptonshire Police on 101 Incident Number: 22000187605.’

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Brackley won the game 1-0 with a record attendance for a league game at St James Park with 1,557 in attendance. He saw second-placed Brackley win to level with leaders Gateshead.

That was settled with a 79th-minute penalty when substitute Jaanai Gordon was knocked down by goalkeeper Filip Marschall before James Armson made no mistake from the spot.

Play was also halted and the referee pulled the teams off the pitch in the first half after a medical emergency in the crowd.

There were 213 Gateshead fans in attendance after making the 468 mile round trip to Brackley according to their Twitter page.

A club spokesman said after the final whistle: “Thank you to each and every one of you for supporting us today.

“The battle is far from won.

Brackley Town and Gateshead are now locked on 77 points apiece, with Brackley having a game in hand.

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