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Last Updated: Wednesday, 13 September 2006, 08:29 GMT 09:29 UK
Gang forces halt to youth match
An under-15 soccer match was abandoned in Derry after a large crowd of loyalists shouted abuse at players, a Sinn Fein councillor has said.

During the match at St Columb's Park on Monday, the teams were forced to take refuge in the dressing rooms, Councillor Lynn Fleming said.

The teams, Top of the Hill Celtic and Newbuildings, had to be escorted from the Waterside grounds by police.

Police said officers resolved the situation and no complaints were made.

Ms Fleming said there was "no place for such behaviour in society, particularly in sport",

She said up to 100 loyalists had shouted at the young players.

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