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Maidstone and Woking fans clash in the stands as atmosphere turns sour post-match

Maidstone and Woking fans took to clash in the stands as the Non League Day atmosphere turns sour post-match at the Gallagher Stadium.

Padraig Amond found a late winner deep into injury time, making it 2-1 to Woking and deny rock bottom Maidstone a rare point in the National League.

After Josh Shonibare put them in front just before the hour mark, the hosts were hopeful of their first league win since November.

After being played in by Solomon Wanjau-Smith, the striker calmly scored the opener.

Amond found the net in the 72nd minute, and Woking took the Stones back to their half. Woking’s keeper Dan Barden fumbled Marcus Dackers’ attempt seven minutes later.

Amond made sure his side were coming away wit all three points, scoring from a corner in injury time to help Woking rebound from Chesterfield’s defeat last week.

The result leaves Woking 3rd with 71 points from 39 games played, while Maidstone are bottom with 24 points from 39 games.

But after the game, it got all heated, with stewards having to step in to calm down some fighting that took place in the stands.

Footage has since surfaced on social media, showing what happened, getting thousands of likes and views within 24 hours.

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“I told our players they have to play for 97-100 minutes and I was right in saying that,” Maidstone boss George Elokobi said on time added on, as per KentOnline.

“The officials add the time and you’ve got to stay in the game.

“That time is given for both teams. If I’m being totally fair, if we were a goal down or we were pushing for a winner and we scored that late, we’d all be celebrating.

“But they got the goal and all credit to them for how much they pushed us, and we couldn’t hold on.

“It’s another lesson learned and a lesson we need to take on board in how to be more resilient next time and stay in the game and get something out of a game that our performance as individuals and collectively as a team deserved.”

“That’s a compliment we keep getting week in, week out,” said Elokobi on being praised by Woking manager Darren Sarll.

“We love to hear that but at the same time we don’t like to hear it.

“We got complimented by their manager, to tell the boys well done and how well we played but we don’t want a pat on the back, we want to earn three points and that’s the reality.

“It’s my responsibility to ensure we keep instilling that in our players and make sure we can get over the line in games.”

“It feels good, damn good to know I’m the man in charge,” said Elokobi.

“I know there’s work to be done and I’m not shy of it. I know how much hard work we need to do behind the scenes, myself, the management team and the board.

“I know we’re going to keep identifying, we’re going to keep rebuilding, but it’s good to get up and know what the future of Maidstone United is going to be and it just wipes away the doubt in everyone’s minds.

“There’s a bit of clarity now in the players’ minds, in the management team’s minds, but also as a football club.

“With the support of the board, who have been ever-supportive, we will get it right.”

This is what social media users said while Maidstone and Woking fans clash in the stands as the atmosphere turns sour post-match…

callumkirks02: Common Maidstone L

morganwhite07._: maidstone are runners

jOsh.bOttlng.04L Maidstone get battered

jackf285: Woking were throwing flares and coins into the home end so they’re just as guilty

brookmabon_: Didn’t go to well after the game either I be hearing

george.boakes: 2 stewards holding in that big firm against one lad

leightOn.1: Ban incoming for that boy in the mornin

harveyrackley: Hiding behind 2 stewards 🤔🤔

jack_nicholsonnn: Maidstone getting twatted again 😂😂😂

l_white06: No doubt maidstone snitched as they did with us 🤣

j.c71_: Go on the Woking

rudi_ralls_: Letter for you in the morning sir

iamlee_mason: Maidstone lad getting done by one hand 😂

osca.rferrari4: that maidstone fan didn’t have a chance 😂

gilkesy22: Up the cards 👊🔴⚪️

sam.finl2: Woking are massive

ryanlv01: Let’s all just give it big en behind 2 stewards and not even attempt to get past them even though there’s about 50 of us

jpwfc89: Guessing the Maidstone grass will be out in force on this one

leonalarcon150907: Maidstone got smackedU couldn’t take the 97th minute winner

finnwhoward: love it up the woking

razr.1: Maidstone getting battered on and off the pitch @finlaymiller_

leonalarcon150907: Maidstone got smacked 😭 couldn’t take the 97th minute winner

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