KIDDERMINSTER and District Football League chiefs are awaiting a report from the Birmingham FA after a referee was allegedly assaulted in a match.

The Sunday morning clash between AFC Borgfeld and Yew Tree had to be abandoned in the second half because experienced Clent official Martin Grange was not fit to continue.

It is alleged a player from Kingswinford-based Borgfeld, who earlier had three of their team sent off, hit the referee in the face.

Kidderminster side Yew Tree, the division leaders, were 5-0 ahead after around 62 minutes of the Division Three match.

League secretary Ernie Pyke said the result is likely to stand.

Birmingham FA is investigating and there will be a hearing for the player who could be banned from football for life.

The league will then decide what action to take against Borgfeld, while referee Grange is believed to be considering his future in the game.

Pyke said: "By the time the findings come through the season will almost be at an end.

"The referee was struck in the face and suffered injuries to his nose. He was in no state to continue with the match.

"He has not got a match for a couple of weeks and he will think about his future.

"To be fair to the team, they did ring me after to apologise and Martin said they treated him well afterwards."