Nantwich Town have apologised to supporters after “unpleasant scenes” preceded their FA Trophy semi final first leg tie against FC Halifax Town.
The Dabbers released a statement on their official website, explaining how the situation unfolded and sent their apologies to, what they called, “genuine supporters”.
It read “The club would like to sincerely apologise to any of its genuine supporters that were either caught up in, or subjected to, the unpleasant scenes that preceded our FA Trophy with Halifax Town FC on Saturday afternoon.
“Please be assured that we share your frustrations and disappointment on the mindless “non-football supporters” who unfortunately came to Nantwich and put a tarnish on what was a most wonderful day, for our supporters, players and everyone connected with the club.
“We had a very short space of time to put the plans and logistics of this game together and as such we worked closely with the Police, who did not request that the game be “All Ticket” or to have segregation.
“We had many additional fully qualified stewards and fully qualified Paramedics complete with Ambulance in place on the day.
We would like to thank the Cheshire police who dealt with the incident quickly, professionally and effectively.
“We apologise if the mindless few spoilt your or anyone else’s enjoyment of what was a magnificent day and a great committed performance from our team. Please be assured all of us as volunteers have worked tirelessly this past week in the short time that we had to meet the criteria laid down by both the FA and the Police.
Thanks as always for your support
Nantwich Town FC”