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National League match SUSPENDED after reports of DISCRIMINATION towards female official

A National League North match between Scarborough Athletic and local rivals Darlington had to be suspended until play could resume due to discriminatory language towards a female official.

5th placed Scarborough Athletic welcomed Darlington to the Flamingo Land Stadium in a full-capacity ground with over 3200 spectators.

The match got suspended very late in the game. (Credit: This is the Coast)

Scarborough beat Darlington 3-2 away on boxing day but 3rd placed Darlington got their revenge in the reverse fixture as they were leading 3-0 before the match had to be suspended.

There were reports of discriminatory language used towards a female official from the stands and also reports of a cup being thrown at a player.

Darlington FC also published an appeal on their website to help identify those responsible for the first-half incident.

UPDATE: Scarborough Athletic 2-5 Darlington FC.