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Investigation into incidents at Leighton Town match

The club have issued a strongly-worded statement on this weekend's events.

Published by Dan Gooding at 12:49pm 13th January 2020. 2-minute read.

Investigation into incidents at Leighton Town match

An investigation is underway into an incident at a Leighton Town FC game.

In a statement released by the club, it appears that a group of youths caused issues when they travelled to Eynesbury Rovers FC at the weekend.

There was also another incident involving adults linked to the other club.

The Executive Committee for Leighton Town released the following statement:

The Executive Committee at Leighton Town FC would like to thank the hundreds of their loyal supporters who travelled to the FA Vase game yesterday at Eynesbury Rovers FC . As ever, your conduct was impeccable and a credit to the club. Your support is hugely appreciated by the players, managers, backroom staff and committee.

That said, the club strongly condemns the behaviour of a group of youths whose actions were completely unacceptable yesterday. These are not Leighton Town supporters and have let both the club and our true supporters down enormously! At the same time, the response of a small group of Eynesbury adults at the end of the game, which is clearly captured on video, must also be condemned. The behaviour of both groups has no place in football and those involved should be thoroughly ashamed of themselves.

After much discussion today and after studying the video footage available, the club will be taking the strongest of action against the Leighton youths responsible once identified and we will shortly announce a series of measures that will ensure that we do not witness such scenes again.

It is a shame that these events marred what was a competitive and hugely exciting game between two very good teams; a game that could have gone either way. We send our best wishes to Eynesbury Rovers for the rest of the season.

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