Spireites a big draw

26 October 2010 02:00
Chesterfield enjoyed their biggest league gate since 1997 on Saturday but have vowed to clamp down on misbehaving supporters. A crowd of 7,777 watched the table-topping Spireites defeat Shrewsbury 4-3 at the b2net Stadium. However, the spectacle was marred by the news that two Chesterfield fans and four Shrewsbury supporters were arrested for public order offences. A fan who ran onto the pitch was also arrested. Chairman Barrie Hubbard said: `We want to thank our supporters for heeding the club's advice to buy a match ticket in advance because for the first time this season there was very little queuing ahead of kick-off time despite it being our biggest crowd. "We are a family focused club which does not tolerate misbehaviour. I can confirm that any supporters found guilty of any offences will automatically be banned by the club from attending matches at the b2net Stadium. "We are determined that the tiny minority of supporters who lost it will not be allowed to spoil what has become a fantastic family-friendly match day experience at the b2net Stadium. The isolated incidents at the weekend were the first we have experienced in our new stadium and because of the firm action taken, and the lessons we have learnt, we expect them to be the last."

Source: PA