A friendly between Leeds United Under-23s and Welsh side Rhyl was anything but - and was abandoned after a mass brawl broke out between the players.

Troubled flared in the second half of the Tuesday (21 November) fixture after 18-year-old Leeds right back Bryce Hosannah put in a strong tackle.

Players stepped in from both sides to argue their case, but the pushing and shoving soon escalated with footage showing several punches being exchanged.

The violent scenes forced Leeds' Under-23s coach Carlos Coberan to take his players off the pitch for fear of further attacks.

Coberan said on twitter: "We Will always represent Leeds United with the correct behaviours and values respecting the opponent and the football rules.

"Proud of the players today in the way they conducted themselves."

A statement on Rhyl's official website read: "Following the abandonment of the Friendly match between Rhyl FC and a Leeds United XI this evening (21st November) the club will now launch an internal investigation into the incidents which resulted in the match being halted during the second half.

"The club will issue no further statement until the completion of this work."

No players were understood to have been hurt in the incident.