- The game between Leyton Orient and Lincoln City was abandoned with six minutes to go
- Medics responded to a ‘crowd emergency’ in the Brisbane Road stands
- Some fans stormed the field in an attempt to stop the match
A medical emergency halted play in the League One match between Leyton Orient and Lincoln City on Tuesday evening, with the match suspended six minutes from time due to a ‘crowd emergency’.
Supporters invaded the pitch in an attempt to stop the match, before play was eventually suspended and both groups of players were taken off the pitch.
The match was officially called off just under an hour later, with the announcement communicated over the PA system, as reported by BBC Sport.
There was confusion over the nature of the incident, which appeared to involve a fan becoming ill in the stands.
While the spectator was being treated, play was apparently allowed to continue until a number of fans ran onto the field to attract the referee’s attention and force play.
A medical emergency halted the League Two matches between Leyton Orient and Lincoln City on Tuesday evening
Supporters invaded the field in an attempt to stop the match at Brisbane Road
“The game has been paused due to a crowd emergency,” Orient said in a tweet.
‘We are monitoring everything for those involved and will update with further information as we have it.’
In a separate tweet posted nine minutes later, the League One club said:
‘The players are now being removed from the playing field.
“The thoughts and prayers of everyone at Leyton Orient are with everyone involved.
“We will update further when we have more information.”
Orient are 16th in League One with 14 points in 11 games, while Lincoln are one place above with an extra point.