The friendly between Gateshead and Dunston was suspended at half-time on Friday after the hearse was driven onto the pitch at the UTS Stadium in Dunston, Tyne and Wear, along with a Subaru, just before 8.20pm.
The two vehicles drove in circles as leaflets were thrown from one of the cars, at the Wellington Road club.
The balaclava-wearing men exited the hearse and joined the second car, which left the pitch and exited the stadium.
The hearse was left on the pitch.
ℹ️ Due to an incident on the pitch that occurred shortly after half time, tonight’s game has been abandoned by the referee. #WorClub ⚪️⚫️
— Gateshead FC (@GatesheadFC) July 21, 2023
Northumbria Police said no one was reported to have been injured or threatened and an investigation has been launched.
A spokesman added: “Disorder will not be tolerated in the community and anyone involved will be dealt with firmly.
“Although inquiries are at an early stage, those involved are believed to know each other and there was no wider risk to the public.
“We are also aware that images and videos of the disturbance are circulating on social networks.
“Members of the public are asked not to speculate and are encouraged to share any images with police to assist the investigation.
“Police remain in the area to carry out inquiries and provide reassurance to the public and those with concerns are encouraged to speak to an officer on duty.
“Anyone with information or footage capturing what happened should contact police via the Tell Us Something page on the Northumbria Police website or call 101 quoting reference number NP-20230721-1154.”
Gateshead FC tweeted: “Due to an incident on the pitch shortly after half-time, tonight’s game has been abandoned by the referee.”