The NTFA has launched an investigation into the circumstances behind an ugly three-quarter time brawl which involved players and spectators at Youngtown on Saturday.
Umpires boss Mick Goodyer watched the events unfold from the timekeeper's box and said it had turned ''pretty ugly'' when the three-quarter time siren sounded.
It is estimated 200 supporters were on the ground during the third quarter break.
Goodyer has called on the NTFA to provide an emergency umpire for the remainder of the finals and recommended that games be video recorded.
The brawl marred the upset win of Old Scotch over the previously unbeaten Fingal Valley in the division 2 second semi-final.
NTFA secretary Rob Anderson said some members of the executive had already discussed what took place and details of the investigation were to be considered when the association met last night.
Anderson said there was only one report filed from the game with a Fingal player to answer a striking charge at the NTFA tribunal.
Goodyer, the NTFA's director of umpires coaching, believes an emergency umpire could have diffused the situation on Saturday.
''It would provide an extra set of eyes in the future,'' he said.
Goodyer has spoken to Anderson about providing an emergency umpire. Anderson said he agreed with the suggestion and it was likely to be approved by the NTFA board.
To add to a busy night for the NTFA, the board met with South Launceston to consider the latest move by the Bulldogs to rejoin the competition in 2014.