Soccer Player Says He Was Punched During Teamworks Match

An alleged assault took place during a soccer game at Teamworks in Northborough.

A player is alleging that he was assaulted during a soccer game at earlier this week.

On Wednesday, Feb. 1, responded to a report of an assault at the athletic center at 185 Otis St. The victim said he had played a soccer match on the team ABF, which took on the Black Stars that day. At one point during the game, a player from the Black Stars "had words with the a player from ABF's team," said police.

While the referee was attending to the argument, a Black Stars player ran over and punched the ABF player in the face.

According to police, the victim received a black eye on the left side and some dental damage.

The victim said he had done nothing to provoke the incident, which was confirmed by a witness. The referee of the match also said that the suspect ran approximately 60 yards away and punched the victim "for no reason."

The suspect was identified by the mens league coordinator at Teamworks, and his membership card was seized.

The referee assigned to the match advised that the suspect had run from approximately 60 yards away and punched Cardin for no reason.

According to Lt. William Lyver, the incident is still under investigation and no charges have been filed, which is why no names have been released.

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