Fans attacked after Hednesford Town FA Cup win

Hednesford Town supporters were subjected to a “barrage of bricks and stones” after last night’s FA Cup win at West Auckland, it was claimed today.

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The Pitmen won the third qualifying round replay 4-2 on penalties despite playing for almost an hour with nine men after Dave MacPherson and Ben Bailey were sent off.

But the win was overshadowed when supporters came under attack as they tried to leave Auckland’s Seagrave Stadium.

The coach taking them home was forced to drive off, leaving around 15 fans behind, only returning later when the mood had calmed.

Club spokesman Scott Smith said: “They had to open the fire exit at the back of the coach to get people in.

“When we came out of the ground there were a group of around 15 youths hanging around. I’ve never seen anything like it. A lot of people were having to run to the coach because there was a hail of stones coming down.

“It was horrible. We had quite a few elderly supporters there and it was dark so you couldn’t see anything coming, you could only hear things landing around you. Thankfully no-one was hurt.”

The Pitmen made the 340-mile round trip to County Durham last night game after the first meeting ended in a 2-2 draw.

Comments for: "Fans attacked after Hednesford Town FA Cup win"

Scooby Don't

What a disggrace. West Aukland FC should be shut down, horrible horrible yobs. It would be appropriate justice if they are kicked out the league, and pure karma if they were to go out of business. All the very worst to you West Aukland FC I hope you go bust.

UTP

SonicBroom

West Auckland fans should be ashamed, shun these so called 'supporters' and prevent them from ever entering their grounds again!

Chubby

Scott Smith quote 'I've never seen anything like it!' Short memory Scott. Remember when we played at your ground and Hednesford supporters subjected our support to verbal abuse AND attacking our coach with bricks. What goes round comes round. Leamington FC.

steve grazier

it was ok for the hednesford supporters to be shouting well done to the players who injury the two west lads who had to go off. great crack yea. but yea the west kids and thats all there were was kids totally out of order. but good luck in the next round and hope you go out cause you were a dirty team who need sorting out.