The Papa John’s Trophy tie between Barrow and Carlisle was delayed for around 17 minutes on Tuesday night after a firework thrown from behind the goal landed in the penalty area and exploded near Carlisle goalkeeper Michael Kelly.
The referee halted proceedings in the third minute after the incident and took the players off the pitch. After discussions with officials, the home fans behind the goal were moved and play was resumed.
“We have a zero tolerance approach for the use of pyrotechnics,” said Barrow in a statement on Twitter. “Anybody found to be using such devices will be dealt with accordingly.