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Blackpool's clash with Huddersfield will not be replayed

Blackpool's final fixture of the Championship season against Huddersfield Town will not be replayed.

Seasiders fans stormed the Bloomfield Road pitch on 48 minutes during the clash on Saturday and refused to move from the centre circle.

The supporters were protesting against chairman Karl Oyston and after a break of around 30 minutes, referee Mick Russell called the game off.

It has since been confirmed that the match between bottom-placed Blackpool and 16th-placed Huddersfield would end in a 0-0 draw.

A Football League statement read: "Having considered all of the relevant matters, it was felt that that asking the two clubs to play the match again would serve no justifiable purpose given the nature of Saturday's events and seeing as its result has no bearing on promotion or relegation issues.

"The Board of the Football League will consider the result of the match, and any other matters relating to it that are within its remit, at its next meeting on May 14. In doing so, it will take into the account the observations of both clubs.

"Any matters relating to crowd behaviour will be considered by the Football Association."

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