Fans in attendance at Yeovil Towns’ New Year’s Day fixture against Crawley were rendered temporarily befuddled when play was stopped mid-match with no explanation from the officials.
Indeed, the League Two fixture was interrupted for over 10 minutes when a UFO was spotted hovering in the inky gloom above Huish Park.
— Yeovil Town FC (@YTFC) January 1, 2018
Play was stopped in the 80th minute and the players ushered from the pitch by referee Brett Huxtable.
Crawley’s club secretary Carol Bates managed to grab a little footage of the interloping craft as it made its hasty retreat…
Drone stops play at Yeovil vs Crawley while we wondered why the players left the pitch! pic.twitter.com/JbrR9DDl0G
— Carol Bates (@CarolBates) January 1, 2018
The drone duly went on to play a decisive role in the match, with Crawley capitalising on the swathes of resultant stoppage time to grab a winning goal in the 98th minute.