Watford defender Josh Doherty was part of the Northern Ireland side which brawled with Mexico at the Milk Cup

Hornets youngster Josh Doherty. Picture: Dave Peters

Hornets youngster Josh Doherty. Picture: Dave Peters

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Hornets youngster Josh Doherty was part of the Northern Ireland side which defeated Mexico 2-1 in the Milk Cup but the game was marred by two mass brawls and four red cards.

Mexico were leading 1-0 thanks to a goal from Victor Guzman when trouble broke out in the 57th minute in Coleraine.

Kicks and punches were thrown by both sets of players, with Josh Doherty reportedly knocked down during the fight.

Both benches entered the pitch as the melee escalated and stewards were also involved in breaking up the brawl.

Once the players had been separated, referee Tim Marshall eventually sent off Mexico goalkeeper Raul Gudino and defender Carlos Arreola as well as Northern Ireland's Robbie McDaid.

Northern Ireland levelled the contest through Mikhail Kennedy before Mexico’s Kevin Gutierrez was dismissed.

Sean Mullan then struck to put Nothern Ireland in front and another brawl then ensued, with the referee ending the game with one minute remaining.

Referee Marshall did confirm after that match that the result will stand.

 

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12:14pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Paul Gadd says...

If he turns out to be the next Johnny Mc, who cares.......Deeney, King, Hendo, Coton not exactly saints....

COYH!
If he turns out to be the next Johnny Mc, who cares.......Deeney, King, Hendo, Coton not exactly saints.... COYH! Paul Gadd
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12:28pm Thu 31 Jul 14

dusty1991 says...

Paul Gadd wrote:
If he turns out to be the next Johnny Mc, who cares.......Deeney, King, Hendo, Coton not exactly saints....

COYH!
Doherty got knocked down... deeney, king, hendo, coton... they dont get knocked down, they knock down.
[quote][p][bold]Paul Gadd[/bold] wrote: If he turns out to be the next Johnny Mc, who cares.......Deeney, King, Hendo, Coton not exactly saints.... COYH![/p][/quote]Doherty got knocked down... deeney, king, hendo, coton... they dont get knocked down, they knock down. dusty1991
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1:33pm Thu 31 Jul 14

exeterhornet says...

Whatever, that kick in the head (and he did not hold back) is a bloody disgrace. 12 month ban or more would not be OTT.
Whatever, that kick in the head (and he did not hold back) is a bloody disgrace. 12 month ban or more would not be OTT. exeterhornet
  • Score: 9

1:40pm Thu 31 Jul 14

D.unstable says...

Not good to see at any level, particularly from young lads hoping to make a career out of the game.

I'm sure a few bans will be handed out once reviewed by the authorities.

Especially to the Mexican who runs over just to kick the guy on the floor...****.
Not good to see at any level, particularly from young lads hoping to make a career out of the game. I'm sure a few bans will be handed out once reviewed by the authorities. Especially to the Mexican who runs over just to kick the guy on the floor...****. D.unstable
  • Score: 9

1:28pm Fri 1 Aug 14

AshenGlow says...

Player called Arreola gets sent off. Bet he felt a right t*t afterwards.
Player called Arreola gets sent off. Bet he felt a right t*t afterwards. AshenGlow
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