Ninth-tier soccer match descends into violence as followers storm previous segregation
There had been ugly scenes at a non-league soccer match when followers broke previous segregation – by merely strolling round it.
The FA Vase conflict between Stourport Swifts and Worcester City needed to be quickly halted on Saturday (February 10) as violence erupted between the 2 units of supporters. They’d been separated by metallic fencing.
But it wasn’t mounted, and that allowed a few of them to maneuver it out of the way in which whereas stewards and police weren’t trying to begin a punch up. Order was finally restored within the River Severn Derby, which Worcester gained 5-1 to progress to the quarter-finals.
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West Mercia Police have opened an investigation into the brawl, after which no arrests had been made and nobody was injured. “A policing operation took place yesterday inside and outside Stourport Swifts FC’s stadium during their FA Vase fixture against Worcester City FC,” their assertion learn.
“During the match a disorder broke out amongst a group of fans inside the stadium, which led to the match having to be paused. No one was arrested following the disorder and no one injured. Officers have now launched an investigation into the incident to understand what happened.”
Both golf equipment have vowed to help the investigation, with City telling the Worcester News: “Yesterday was an amazing occasion for both our clubs which will live long in the memory.
“It won’t be spoilt by the actions of a really small minority. We can be working carefully with our buddies at Swifts to ascertain the details after which act accordingly.”
Stourport echoed those sentiments. They said: “The recreation yesterday was an enormous occasion for each golf equipment which has created reminiscences for plenty of completely different causes.
“It’s a shame that we are having to talk about the action of a very small minority of supporters but rest assured, we will be working with our friends at Worcester City to help the police in their investigation into the matter.”