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Floodlit Cup match abandoned because referee feared for his safety – Bracknell News

The News' Dave Wright has published an account from Wednesday night

Floodlit Cup match abandoned because referee feared for his safety – Bracknell News

Bracknell News sports reporter Dave Wright has revealed Monday night’s Perpetua Press Floodlit Cup tie between Highmoor Ibis and Bracknell Town was called off with 15 minutes remaining as the referee feared for his safety.

Reporting in this weeks News – available in newsagents today – Wright said: “Starting from the 52nd minute, there were four cautions in a short space of time before [Highmoor’s Ibe] Bangura saw red.

“Having whipped off his shirt, the player looked angry as he confronted the referee and had to be dragged away by Bracknell’s Philip John.

“Other Highmoor players surrounded the [referee] Kennett before he decided to call off the game.”

Related: What happens when a match is abandoned?

There is no update yet as to what will happen with the tie, FiB spoke to the Hellenic League on Tuesday and they confirmed they were awaiting the referee and clubs reports before proceeding.

The two clubs are due to meet again in the Hellenic Premier Division at Larges Lane on Tuesday night.

Read Dave’s full account on the Bracknell News website here.

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Tom Canning

Tom is the co-editor of FootballinBracknell. He has played at the lowest possible level of football. In real life Tom works for Trinity Mirror. Manager of Binfield Ladies in the Thames Valley Women's League.