A LOCAL footballer burst into the opposition changing rooms and attacked another player after both had been substituted.

Corin Stanley Kane Corrick threatened to kill the other man, who was his ex's new partner, and punched him twice in the face, leaving him with a bloody nose.

Corrick, 31, of Monkton Heathfield, pleaded guilty in court to assaulting Ross Goodland by beating during the match at Winsham on April 20 last year.

He denied a further allegation of assaulting his former partner by beating after she intervened - he was accused of grabbing her shoulder, but was cleared following a trial at South Somerset Magistrates' Court.

Prosecutor Suzie Butler told the court: "A verbal argument occurred between her and the defendant, who had brought his new girlfriend with him, and by the end of the match both Corrick and Mr Goodland had been substituted.

"The defendant entered the changing rooms while Mr Goodland was in the shower and started shouting, 'I'm going to kill him'.

"Corrick then went straight for the victim, grabbed him by the throat and punched him twice in the face causing a bloodied nose."

Corrick, who was not represented in court, told the magistrates: "I wish it had never happened now. However, I can’t turn back time but I do regret my actions."

Corrick was sentenced to a 12-month community order with 90 hours unpaid work and a 25-day Rehabilitation Activity Requirement. He was also ordered to pay £85 costs and an £85 victim surcharge.