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Fan admits throwing coins and punching stewards at King’s Lynn match

A fan admits throwing coins and punching stewards during a match between King’s Lynn and Walsall in the FA Cup earlier this season.

On Thursday, Lynn magistrates heard that Marcus Moreton was identified after both West Midlands Police and Walsall Football Club circulated images.

Lynn News report that he told the bench that he had immediately handed himself in to the police, and has since met with Walsall chairman Leigh Pomlett and agreed to be bound by an Acceptable Behaviour Contract.


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Marcus Moreton was guilty to throwing a coins – and two counts of assault during Walsall’s 1-0 victory at The Walks stadium on the 6th of November 2021..

Taking into account his early guilty pleas, his previous good character and the behaviour contract, the bench chose not to issue a minimum three-year Football Banning Order initially requested by the prosecution.

Prosecutor Mohammed Akram says the stewards were on a segregation line and were pushed by Moreton several times and had to dodge further physical contact.

“Mr Moreton was also seen to take coins from his wallet and throw them across the segregation line into the home fans,” added Mr Akram.

Moreton accepted there had been a row with the stewards throughout the match, claiming in an interview with officers that he was also frustrated with the Lynn fans being allowed to “goad” the Walsall fans and offer out violence.

He admitted throwing coins at King’s Lynn fans and claimed “they did it first”.

He had said sorry to the stewards and King’s Lynn Town throughout and in court, Moreton added that he had worked a long week and was ashamed of his behaviour that day after drinking from 9am.

“I was under the influence of alcohol. I wasn’t really aware of what I was doing.

“I’m 30 years old, I should know better,” he added, admitting to the court that his partner and family had given him a hard time and a good talking to over the offences.

“I love football. I sincerely apologise to all parties.”

Moreton was issued with a £100 fine for throwing coins and ordered to pay £50 compensation to each steward.

He was also told to pay £105 costs and a £34 victim surcharge.

It was initially reported that a King’s Lynn fan threw a punch at a steward in the same game.

It’s unknown whether they were punished, or even if it is the person seen in the video below, but the club and police had been investigating the trouble that played out and a handful of home supporters were ejected from the ground during a game which attracted a crowd of just under 2,000.

A short clip of the incident was uploaded to Instagram with it getting over 40,000 views in a matter of hours with the club urged to take action against the supporter.


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Fan admits throwing coins and punching stewards at King’s Lynn match

The match itself saw Walsall get on the front foot with Tyrese Shade sending in a cross which was then turned behind for a corner by defender Kyle Callan-McFadden.

Five minutes later, George Miller attempted an overhead kick on the volley, however his effort was easily saved by hosts’ goalkeeper Paul Jones.

The opening goal eventually arrived on the 15th minute when a quickly-taken free-kick from Hayden White took a slight deflection and Kiernan was on hand to tap home at the far post.

It took the hosts around an hour to raise the noise levels as home skipper Michael Clunan saw his shot brilliantly cleared off the line by White.

There was suddenly a different feel to the tie as King’s Lynn ramped up the pressure in the second period to try and give their opposition a scare.

Junior Morias hit a shot into a body of Saddlers players and also headed wide as the Linnets valiantly went in search of an equaliser.

King’s Lynn continued to push forward, however they couldn’t get that much needed goal and Walsall done enough to seal their place into the next round.

Fans reacted when seeing the footage and as a fan admits throwing coins and punching stewards at the King’s Lynn match…

@andyroseblade: Morons, probably not been to a single game this season. Turn up for the big ones looking to cause trouble.

@I_Scott_Macleod: Nice work from the @WFCOfficial fans at @officialKLtown this afternoon who threw coins and hit my 14 year old son in the head cutting him. Idiots #walsall #kingslynn #FACup

@walsallred39: I was hit in the face with a coin thrown from your fans so they’re as bad as each other. Luckily for me it was just below the eye and it ain’t spoilt my boyish good lucks. 

antcfc05: Took it like champ 

rob_arrowsmith: Never got why people target stewards…

Ryan Hargreaves: Hope the steward is alright

frankiecau04: Never knew their fans were punchy

Jason Lee: Absolutely disgusting, ban the culprits!

fazeseven: That’ll hurt with a fist made up of 6 fingers

Wayne Hatwell: Couldn’t believe what I was seeing, utterly shameful scenes

melv1965: Wait till they try it with a good firm like grimsby

nffc_bxiley_: ouch

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