It was meant to be the match of the round, but the top of the table Pascoe Cup clash between Hanwood and Leeton United was called off after only 30 minutes.
Playing in Hanwood, Leeton forward Adam Raso was red-carded following a supposed tackle from behind on Anthony Agresta, with the Hanwood stalwart taken to hospital with a suspected broken leg.
As a result, tempers flared with the two sides coming together on the pitch before the game was eventually abandoned.
It’s not certain what will happen in regard to the round nine fixture and what repercussions are in store for both Hanwood and Leeton United following the abandonment.
Football Wagga Wagga Operations Manager David Merlino was unable to comment on the game and the tackle, indicating that Football Wagga Wagga were waiting on the umpire’s report before taking any further action.
In the remaining round nine Pascoe Cup matches played on Sunday, the Tumut Eagles accounted for Wagga United 2-1, Young defeated Tolland 4-nil, South Wagga belted Cootamundra 5-nil and Lake Albert trounced Henwood Park 7-nil.
In Blake Trophy action, Wagga United defeated Tumut 2-nil, Young were too good for Tolland, winning 3-nil, South Wagga defeated Temora 2-1, Hanwood smashed Leeton 4-nil and Lake Albert trounced Henwood Park 12-nil.
Pascoe Cup ladder: Hanwood 24, Leeton 20, Lake Albert 18, Young 12, South Wagga 12, Tolland 12, Tumut 11, Henwood Park 10, Wagga United 7, Cootamundra 0.
Blake Trophy ladder: Hanwood 25, Lake Albert 24, Leeton 21, Young 18, Henwood Park 13, Temora 10, Tumut 7, South Wagga 3, Tolland 0.