BROOKFIELD - A player from the Forest Heights soccer team was taken to hospital yesterday after a first-half melee at the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation Division 2 boys tournament at South Colchester Academy.
RCMP Const. Vicki Colford confirmed Friday the player was taken to hospital after being kicked in the ribs by a member of Breton Education Centre during a semifinal game.
"We don't have any injuries confirmed yet," Colford said.
The BEC player was ejected from the game following the fight and was later put in handcuffs and questioned by the school's resource officer, Const. Pascale Bergeron.
"From what I've heard I tend to believe the actions (of the player) were very excessive," said SCA principal Nevin Jackson.
"Just because you're between those white lines doesn't give you liberty to do stuff that if you weren't between the white lines would be against the law."
Meanwhile, on the pitch, the host SCA Wolves were edged 1-0 by Millwood in one semifinal, while Forest Heights nipped BEC 3-2.
Despite the loss, Wolves coach Rob Adams was happy with his team's effort.
"We had the better of the play, I thought," Adams said. "We had three or four opportunities that we didn't take and they had their one or two and capitalized."
Forest Heights will meet Millwood in today's final at noon, while SCA and BEC will play in the bronze-medal game at 10 a.m.
"The guys are just focused now on winning a bronze medal," said Adams.
"We're going to play the same way we played (Friday). Obviously were going to try and win the game, but every player will get on the field (today)."