A video of a Leek Town fan has been viewed thousands of times after he ran the length of a pitch to celebrate in front of the visiting supporters in playoff semi-final.
His side netted a winning goal late in extra time then legged it towards the away end and slid in celebration in front of the Colne supporters.
Majority of the 1,047 packed into Harrison Park last night after the hosts scored a winning goal in the 119th minute of extra time in the promotion play-off game against Colne.
Header from Chadwick, the finish from Grice the Redeemer pic.twitter.com/DZ5K8R2HvX
— Leek Town FC (@leektown) May 1, 2019
As can be seen in the video below, a goalkeeper tried to separate two fans scuffling but that wasn’t the only bit of bad tempered drama that unfolded in the Northern Premier League First Division West playoff game.
— Darren Baker (@dazbake1) May 1, 2019
The game had not one but two red cards, two disallowed goals plus the 119th minute winner.
Well. That match had a bit of everything.
> 2 red cards
> 1 pitch invader
> 2 disallowed goals
> 2 periods of extra time
> 1 last minute winner
Not bad for £8.
— CP (@Polewka123) May 1, 2019
Following the pitch invasion, community police officers are now investigating what happened with the man that legged it on was left injured.
A spokesman said: “We are aware of a public order incident where a man was injured after he had ran onto the pitch during a fixture between Leek Town and Colne yesterday evening (May 1) at around 10.20pm.
“No criminal report has been made, however our Neighbourhood Policing Team is making proactive enquiries to establish if an offence has occurred.”
Blues won last night’s fixture in dramatic style as substitute Tim Grice smashed the ball into the back of the net in front of 1,000 spectators.
They will now travel to Radcliffe on Saturday afternoon to see who joins Atherton Collieries in the Premier Division next season.Like what the Fan Banter have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!