Match abandoned!

If you were at the League clash on Saturday 2nd December when Bideford visited the Ray Mac, you will remember the bad tempered game which erupted into violence, which consequently caused the game to be abandoned. Not many of us have experienced this before and it was deeply disappointing and unsettling, as it had not come from the crowd, but from the two teams. Salisbury were winning 3 – Nil and many fans thought they had played their best game of the season. More will be published soon on this, but the word is from the Club that the replay will be free of charge. We will keep you informed.

A report on the club’s website said: “The dismissal of George Colson five minutes later further soured what was a tense confrontation between the two sides and it deteriorated to the point where Mr Lamport dismissed Bideford’s Billy Tucker after 37 minutes for a second yellow card.

“The disturbance ensued as Tucker left the field and after a stoppage of six minutes and after consulting with his assistants, Mr Lamport decided to abandon the match.”

The fight and the decision to abandon the match has been met with dismay from fans on social media.