Fourt hurt as Banbury's Easington Sport Reserves match turns violent

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POLICE are investigating after a fight during a football match left four players needing treatment.

Officers were called at 3.50pm on Saturday to the incident, during a match between Banbury’s Easington Sports Reserves and Slough Town Reserves in the Uhlsport Hellenic League.

The four Banbury players were taken to Slough’s Wexham Park Hospital, two with broken jaws, one with facial injuries and one with concussion.

One of the players who had a broken jaw was later transferred to Northwick Park Hospital in Middlesex for surgery.

In a statement Easington Sports Football Club said last night: “Two players have broken jaws and both require operations.

“One of those affected has had this operation and is being released from hospital and the other operation is expected today.

“The other two players were released after sustaining concussion and also severe bruising to the face.”

Slough Town chairman Steve Easterbrook said: “We are still carrying out our own investigations.

“It is a very regrettable incident. I hope they recover as soon as possible.”

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