Linesman PUNCHED in face in sudden mid-game attack

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Linesman PUNCHED in face in sudden mid-game attack
Shocking footage has emerged of a linesman being punched in the face by a staff member from a rival football team in North Wales.

The alleged assault took place at a North Wales Coast Football Association match between Amlwch Town and Penrhyndeudraeth on Saturday.

With one of the visiting players serving voluntarily as the linesman for the league clash, a figure from the Amlwch staff appeared to strike the player after just 15 minutes of action.

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Video footage showed shows the linesman running the line before one man, thought to be a member of one of the team's coaching staff, appeared to strike him in the face unprovoked.

The linesman, only a youngster, fell to the floor before both teams ran over to help the victim.

The footage went viral online and North Wales Police have since launched an investigation.

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Following the match, which Penrhyndeudraeth won 8-0, Amlwch released a statement on their Facebook page.
A fantastic result and performance from the lads today. Unfortunately, the game was marred by an incident which occurred approximately 15 minutes into the game when a Penrhyn player, acting as a voluntary linesman, was assaulted.

The club will not be making any further comments but will support the player as the matter has been reported to the police.

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