Belfast Telegraph

Police attend school soccer brawl

Police had to be called when fighting broke out among spectators at the end of a schoolboy soccer match near Belfast.

Punches were thrown during scuffles after players first clashed at the IFA school's senior cup final between Boys Model and St Mary's.

St Mary's won the match 4-3, but violence flared as some of the players walked off the pitch at Ballyskeagh Lambeg, the home ground of Lisburn Distillery.

The trouble started as preparations were under way to present the trophy.

Police confirmed they received a report of disturbances involving players and spectators. Officers went to the pitch and noted details of those allegedly involved.

But a spokesman added: "There have been no complaints. Inquiries are continuing."

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