Worthing United’s Buildbase FA Vase match with Peacehaven & Telscombe at The Robert Albon Memorial Ground was abandoned owing to an assault on Saturday.

The clubs met in a First Qualifying Round clash but the game was called off 20 minutes from time.

An official statement from Sussex Police said: “A spectator is reported to have punched a Worthing United player in the face as he was leaving the pitch to be substituted. The player was seen to by medical staff.

“A 24-year-old man from Rottingdean, arrested on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, has been bailed until October 3rd pending further enquiries.”

Sussex Football Association are investigating the matter and chief executive Ken Benham said: “After receiving reports from the game, we are currently investigating the matter but no further comment is available at this time.”

A decision is still to be made on the outcome of the match.

Source: Bognor Regis Observer

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