Tuesday 17 October 2017

Fans forced onto pitch as League Two match is suspended after smoke seen coming from stands

Screen grab taken from the Instagram page of Exeter City FC (officialecfc) of fans on the pitch after smoke was seen coming from the back of the Stagecoach Stand
Screen grab taken from the Instagram page of Exeter City FC (officialecfc) of fans on the pitch after smoke was seen coming from the back of the Stagecoach Stand

Exeter's home game with Carlisle was suspended after smoke was seen coming from the back of one of the stands at St James' Park.

City's official Twitter feed reported that the game had been stopped because of a fire drill, before adding that smoke had been seen coming from the back of the Stagecoach Stand.

The Grecians posted a picture on their Instagram account showing fans from that stand taking refuge on the field while the incident was addressed.

City were leading 1-0 when the game was suspended nine minutes in, Jayden Stockley with the early goal.

Carlisle's official Twitter account posted a video of fans congregating on the field, adding the fire engines had arrived on the scene.



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