VAUXHALL Motors will today formally submit a complaint to the Cheshire FA over the row that broke out during their reserve team's match at Christleton.
Play had to be stopped for about five minutes in the Division One match at Little Heath on January 27 after a brawl between the two sets of players in the closing stages. Motors say the incident was sparked by comments from a
Christleton player to one of theirs and Motors secretary Carole Paisey has confirmed that the club will today formally submit a complaint to the county FA .
Such complaints usually have to be lodged within 48 hours of the game, but having taken advice on the matter, Motors have taken their time gathering accounts from players and spectators about the incident.
Mrs Paisey said: 'Vauxhall Motors are taking this incident extremely seriously. As the secretary I have to protect the lads from certain things and there are procedures in place we must follow.
'We are submitting a letter to Cheshire County FA and copying in the West Cheshire League to formally present our concerns about the incident and the reports we have received.'
Christleton manager Pete Herbert said after the game: 'It was handbags. Vauxhall reacted after a bad challenge, it happens sometimes.'
Motors had scored after 15 seconds of the game through Anthony Carroll, but Christleton fought back to win 2-1 with late goals from Danny Harris (75) and Sean Kilgannon (80).