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King’s Lynn Town reported to FA after flare thrown onto pitch during Hereford game

PUBLISHED: 11:23 31 January 2018 | UPDATED: 11:31 31 January 2018

A flare was let off at end of the game. Picture: Ian Burt

A flare was let off at end of the game. Picture: Ian Burt

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King’s Lynn Town Football Club have been reported to the FA over an incident at last night’s 3-2 thriller against Hereford.

A blue smoke bomb was thrown onto The Walks pitch shortly after Toby Hilliard scored the winning goal in the Southern Premier League game. It’s not known who threw the flare.

There were also clashes between rival fans outside the ground, although no arrests were made.

Linnets spokesman Mark Hearle said: “There were some skirmishes after the game which were dealt with swiftly by the constabulary.

“The main concern of the club is the smoke bomb. We now have to wait to see what action the FA will take against us as a club.”

A spokesman for the Football Association said it would wait for the referee’s report before deciding what action to take.

Police said no arrests were made. But an officer was taken to hospital after he fell and injured his knee.

One fan said around 20 Hereford fans were involved in scuffles after the final whistle.

“Just as I was walking out of the ground I crossed the road and a Hereford fan approached me and threatened me,” he said. “He took my radio off me, gave it back but took my headphones instead. I was very fortunate he didn’t hurt me.”

Some 1,181 attended the game - the Linnets’ biggest gate of the season.

MORE - Battling Linnets mount stunning fightback to see off Hereford

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