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Players and coaches in heated scenes as police arrests fan at Chesterfield v Bromley

Players and coaches were in some rather heated scenes as police arrests a fan in the stands at Chesterfield v Bromley on Saturday.

Chesterfield climbed up to third in the National League table after a 3-2 victory over fellow high-flyers Bromley after both sides started the day level on points.

The Spireites broke the deadlock in the 13th minute with Jeff King rolling his shot into the bottom corner before Adam Marriott fired in a shot off the underside of the bar to level the scoreline eight minutes after the break.

Eight minutes later, Chesterfield went back in front after Ollie Banks nodded in King’s excellent cross, then it was 3-1 to the hosts with King was tripped in the area and Kabongo Tshimanga converted the penalty.

Bromley boss Andy Woodman was sent off for protesting a challenge by Banks right in front of the dugouts, with Marriott then getting a second to make it a tense finish. 3-2 at this point and thats how it stayed for the remaining 12 minutes.

There were some ugly scenes after the final whistle, with both sets of players and staff involved which went on for a number of minutes.

Chesterfield assistant manager Danny Webb said that a Bromley player was sent off after the match ended.

Webb said as per Derbyshire Times: “It has been bubbling up for a while, we have had a few games with Bromley in the past that have been high in temperature shall we say. Our first game here against them we lost 2-1 and it was a bit heated, then we drew 2-2 and it was a bit heated, and we won today and it was a bit heated.

“I know the referee sent one of their guys off during the melee, and not one of ours, so that is pleasing that it seems like our lads carried themselves well during that.

“It was a little bit exciting but I think it would have been more painful had we lost 3-2 as opposed to winning 3-2.”

On the melee, he laughed: “I dropped my clipboard at one point which everyone knows is very important to me – there is nothing in it, it is just an empty clipboard – but I dropped it and I was more worried about getting that. And then the (Chesterfield) kit man hit the deck and I thought ‘what’s going on here?’

“I think everyone’s heart-rates are gradually getting back to normal. You don’t mind having your heart-rate like that if you are at the right end of the result which we were today.

“Their second goal gave their dugout and their supporters a lift and that transformed onto the pitch.

“It is so pleasing that despite the shenanigans and melees that went on that we are on the right side of the result.”

“It is a massive three points,” Webb said on the game itself.

“It was really important to return to winning ways. Nobody wants to lose four league games in a row.

“If you keep losing games then people are going to get a bit fidgety, players included. The win today, I think, will bring a bit more calmness going into Tuesday. If we had lost today people would have started throwing around the ‘must-win’ things but there is still a long way to go.

“I would be lying if I said you don’t look at other results, I think you naturally do it.

“The all-round performance was a bit more pleasing on the eye.”

He added: “We scored some good goals and everyone went home happy.

“We started the game on the front-foot and we looked good.

“I thought we played well in the second-half as well and when you go 3-1 up you would like to think you can control the game but when you play teams like Bromley you know that they will keep going.”

This is what social media users said with players and coaches in heated scenes as police arrests a fan at Chesterfield v Bromley…

@JoeDart22161245: I think @bromleyfc could go bankrupt from the fines from todays game. Absolute disgrace of a club. #Spireites

@JayHallsworth: @obanks_14 unreal again! Great performance by all, huge 3 points against a side that clearly love to cheat & play dirty. Ps Bromley male physio started all the fight/trouble at the end by starting on a 21yr old (Dobs) @SpireTweet #spireites

@Marky_OAFC: Short fucking memories this lot…. least he didn’t put him in fucking hospital. #oafc

@Jay_whitehead87: Hope the Bromley players stay in twos near the car park.

@DextersDesciple: Bromley FC disgrace of a club. Started a melee after the whistle and their player thought it was ok to attack our kit man.

@siobhancain23: Can’t believe what I’ve just witnessed, there’s sore losers & then there’s this. #bromley #chesterfield #nationalleague @ChesterfieldFC

@james_harpin: Wait. Brennan sent off. Bromley manager sent off. No managers on touchline Tuesday?!?! That’s got to be a record

@KeelRush: Love our kitman having it out with half their team then offering out Sowumni

@abbo_abb: @OmarSowumni you are an utter disgrace. Hope you get a 6 month ban. Utter scum bag

@Tom_CFC_: Disgraceful team

@LondonSpireites: Unfiltered scum 😷

@RickPayne2020: Unbelievable… did you see their no.9 push and then square up to the lino? Terrible!

@DN35GTFC: They’re a horrible little outfit.

@ROB64892231: Glad they got what they deserved fuck all

@PhilCounty1883: Ah bless. Never change National League, never change.

@t_wxbster: This is football heritage

@jessicarselol: their number 17 YET AGAIN how he stayed out of the book for the entirety of the match i’ll never know

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