Mossley look to identify offenders who sparked crowd trouble after derby win

MOSSLEY Football Club will be viewing video footage to try and identify the offenders who sparked crowd trouble at the end of yesterday’s Evo Stik League, west division derby against Droylsden at Seel Park.

A fight broke out towards the end of the game involving rivals fans who had been goading each other.

Then as the crowd dispersed trouble flared again when there was a mass brawl on the terracing in front of the boardroom.

Players, who had been leaving the pitch, and stewards intervened to break up the fighting which at its height involved around 30 people, with claims a woman Mossley fan was punched.

Joint manager Dave Wild explained the club had video footage of the incident.

He said: “We have all our games filmed, not for this reason but to analyse our performances.

“The footage picks out a fan punching another one and we will be looking to identify who was responsible and take action against them.”

Crowd trouble is rare in non-league football where there is no segregation and fans mix freely.

Wild continued: “It was pathetic that a couple of clowns caused the friction and sparked a mass melee.

“It was disappointing as the game, involving two local teams, had been played in a good spirit.

“Fortunately, it was quickly sorted out, but it was not something you want to see anywhere, especially at Mossley.”

One Reply to “Mossley look to identify offenders who sparked crowd trouble after derby win”

  1. Still cannot believe what I witnessed at this match. Ironic how the exact same Droylsden supporters that were screaming at us about how ashamed we should be were the ones that went drunkenly punching young boys, a woman and started a mass brawl, it was literally a person snowball, there were people being dragged along for the ride, fists flying all over the place, one woman was very nearly sent flying down the entire steps which is what I’m pointing at in horror in the picture. Let’s hope we can bring those responsible to justice and move on with our wonderful 4 game reign so far.

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