Rhyl friendly with Leeds Under-23s abandoned after second-half brawl

first_imgShare on Messenger Friendlies Read more Share on Facebook Share on WhatsApp Leeds United Share on Pinterest news Share on Twittercenter_img Rhyl FC have launched an investigation after a friendly with Leeds Under-23s was abandoned in the second half following a brawl. Video footage appeared online on Tuesday showing a melee involving both sides, with punches being thrown, mainly by Rhyl’s No4, who is named as Tony Davies on the teamsheet.Leeds were reported to have then left the field and the game was called off with the game goalless. The Huws Gray Alliance side said on their website: “Following the abandonment of the friendly match between Rhyl FC and a Leeds United XI this evening (21 November) the club will now launch an internal investigation into the incidents which resulted in the match being halted during the second half.“The club will issue no further statement until the completion of this work.”The Leeds Under-23s coach, Carlos Corberán, later defended his players and the Spaniard is believed to have withdrawn them from the game to safeguard them from injury.“We will always represent Leeds United with the correct behaviours and values respecting the opponent and the football rules,” Corberán said. “[I’m] proud of the players in the way they conducted themselves.” Share on LinkedIn Topics Share via Email Garry Monk’s return to Leeds marked by hostility and defeat for Middlesbrough Reuse this contentlast_img

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