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Chesterfield FC issues three Banning Orders after pitch invasion

Chesterfield: getting tough on disorder Credit: PA

Chesterfield FC has today issued three Banning Orders, saying it will not tolerate disorder on match days, including pitch encroachment.

The three orders - one for 10 years and two for three-years each - follow incidents during the recent home fixtures against Solihull Moors and Ebbsfleet United.

A Banning Order means that any individual subject of such an Order will not be admitted into the stadium for any matchday or non-matchday event for the duration of the ban.

Anyone found guilty of breaking such a Banning Order will have it extended to a Lifetime Ban.

The club continues to work with the authorities in relation to the identification of other offenders and it is anticipated that further Banning Orders will be issued in due course.

Disorder on matchdays, including pitch encroachment, will not be tolerated by the club and the swift action we have taken shows how seriously we take such matters. Incidents such as the ones we have experienced could have serious repercussions for the club and we will not hesitate to take further action, if necessary.

– Chesterfield CEO Graham Bean