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Kent Sunday Premier Cup Final between Dolphin Kings United First and Chatham Town FC Sundays at Gallagher Stadium, Maidstone, marred by fighting among fans

An amateur football match was marred by ugly scenes when fighting erupted among fans.

The mass brawl broke out at one end of the Gallagher Stadium in Maidstone yesterday afternoon during the Kent Sunday Premier Cup Final between Dolphin Kings United First from Thanet and Chatham Town FC Sundays.

Videos shared widely on social media show supporters scuffling as players and officials race over towards the perimeter of the pitch where the fighting broke out.

The match, which was the final of the competition involving grassroots teams from across the county, kicked off at 2.30pm and it is understood the violence broke out during the second half.

Kent Police were called to the stadium in James Whatman Way at around 4.15pm after the disturbance was reported.

A spokesman for the force said: "Patrols attended the scene and no arrests have been made at this stage.

"Officers have been working with the club to establish the full circumstances and anyone with information that may assist is asked to call Kent Police on 01622 604100, quoting reference 20-0838."

The Kent Football Association declined to comment any further on the matter, saying no further action would be taken until the police investigation is complete.

On the pitch it was the Chatham side which ran out 3-0 winners, thanks to a brace by Ben Percy and another by Sam Stace.

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