Non-League: Cheshire Derby Between Nantwich Town And Altrincham Postponed By Mid-Match Egg Bombardment

Chris Wright

16th, August 2017

Photo: @altrinchamfc/Twitter

Tuesday evening saw local rivals Nantwich Town and Altrincham FC go head to head in the first Cheshire derby of the Evo-Stik Premier Division season.

A tense and fraught affair at the best of times, it should come as little surprise to learn that play had to be postponed early in the first half after a disturbance in the terraces.

With just 13 minutes on the clock, the Altrincham Twitter account published this wonderfully obscure live update…

The away side were then able to confirm that the eggs in question were indeed being hurled into Nantwich’s Weaver Stadium ground by mischievous toerags on the street outside…

The referee was left with little choice but to suspend play for several minutes while the aerial bombardment continued.

Nantwich took a 1-0 lead shortly after play resumed, but Altrincham refused to crack and were eventually able to poach a late equaliser.

Sorry. One egg pun is un oeuf, two is just unforgivable.

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