WELSH PREMIER FOOTBALL

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RHYL are to launch an investigation into a mass on-pitch brawl which led to Leeds United's Under-23s walking-off the pitch in a friendly at Belle Vue on Tuesday night.

Players from both sides clashed in reaction to a late tackle by United's Bryce Hossanah and, although the game was not officially abandoned, visiting coach Carlos Corberan withdrew his players from the field after previously being unhappy with Rhyl's physical approach to the game.

Video footage appeared online on Tuesday night showing a melee involving both sides with punches being thrown, mainly by Rhyl’s Tony Davies.

Fans at the match vented their rage about the incident on social media, with one spectator claiming that some supporters had run onto the field and joined in the scuffle, while other fans were quick to point the blame at the Rhyl players 'disgraceful' behaviour and called for an apology to the academy youngsters involved and spectating.

"Following the abandonment of the friendly match between Rhyl FC and a Leeds United XI this evening (21st November) the club will now launch an internal investigation into the incidents which resulted in the match being halted during the second half," says a statement from Rhyl.

"The club will issue no further statement until the completion of this work."