Top-section Halifax AFL game abandoned

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Football chiefs will look into the abandonment of yesterday’s Halifax AFL Premier Division match between Calder ‘76 and Stump Cross.

Referee Mike Sharman, a Halifax Sunday League official, called a halt with five minutes remaining following the dismissal of a home player.

Stump Cross were leading 3-1 at the time.

League fixture secretary David Rattigan said details were sketchy at this stage but that Sharman had reportedly called a halt after feeling intimidated by a player.

Rattigan said they would await the referee’s report and the matter would no doubt be investigated by the West Riding County FA.

Meanwhile, second division Mixenden United are through to the semi-finals of the Challenge Cup and were so nearly joined by AFC Crossleys from the same section yesterday.

Mixenden shocked Premier side Holmfield 3-2 while Crossleys lost 6-5 on penalties away to top-section outfit Copley United after a 1-1 draw.

Sowerby United upset fellow Premier team Ryburn United 3-1 away while the remaining tie, between Greetland and Stump Cross, is yet to be scheduled.

Greetland went four points clear at the top of the Premier with a 2-1 win at King Cross Warley.

Full AFL and Halifax Sunday League round-ups on line tomorrow afternoon