KIDLINGTON Football Club says it will not be making a full statement after their game against Bedford Town was abandoned at half-time following an ‘altercation’.

Police were called over an alleged assault, and according to Bedford, there was an ‘altercation’ in the tunnel as both teams returned to the dressing rooms.

In a statement, Kidlington reported: “As this is now a police matter, we will not be making a statement until their investigation is complete.”

Pitching In Southern League Division One Central leaders Bedford had gone 1-0 up moments before the break through Connor Tomlinson.

According to Bedford, Kidlington ‘refused’ to come out for the second half, with the game abandoned as a result.

Read again: Kidlington game abandoned after alleged assault at half-time

Thames Valley Police later confirmed a man suffered minor injuries in an alleged assault, which was reported at 4pm.

Bedford said in a statement: “It is still unclear what the facts are, but what is known at this stage is that match officials made the decision to abandon the game at the start of the second half, when the players and management from Kidlington refused to return to the pitch for the second half.

“At the point that both teams left the field, there was an altercation in the tunnel.

“The club’s staff are working with the Football Association and the Southern League to investigate the situation and assist with any decisions regarding the outcome of the match.”