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Hooligans ‘attack rival football fans with golf clubs’ after Scottish League Two clash… as police make two arrests after flares and pyrotechnics are thrown onto the pitch

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A Scottish football match ended in chaos as away supporters were reportedly attacked by home fans with golf clubs after the final whistle. 

Stranraer clash against Clyde on Saturday afternoon was expected to be a fiery clash, with both teams situated towards the bottom of the Scottish League Two. 

The hosts won the clash 2-0 – thanks to goals from Kyle Fleming and Finn Ecrepont – however scenes turned ugly after the final whistle after fan trouble. 

According to The Sun, flares and pyrotechnics were thrown onto the pitch as a brawl been supporters began to break out. 

It’s alleged that the violent scenes ensued after the final whistle, when several local fans reportedly attacked away supporters with golf clubs. 

A Scottish football match ended in chaos as away supporters were reportedly attacked by home fans with golf clubs after the final whistle

Police were forced to intervene and later confirmed that two individuals had been arrested following the incident.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: ‘Around 5pm on Saturday, 10 February 2024, police received a report of a disturbance in the London Road area of Stranraer.

‘Two men aged 48 and 23 were arrested and charged in connection with the incident.

‘A report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.’

The Sun further claim that police officers in possession of tasers were in attendance at the match, however no taser discharges were made. 

Police Scotland also released a statement over the use of pyrotechnics at the match, which read: ‘Officers are carrying out enquiries in relation to a report of pyrotechnics being used at the conclusion of a football match at Stair Park, Stranraer.

‘Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 2456 of Saturday, 10 February, 2024.’

Scotland Police were forced to intervene and made two arrests following the incident

Scotland Police were forced to intervene and made two arrests following the incident

Flyde secured victory on the day after Ecrepont scored ‘one of the best goals Stair Park has ever seen’, according to the club’s social media. 

The full-back spotted the goalkeeper off his line and, from his own half, lifted the ball over him and into the back of the net in spectacular fashion.

The three points see Stranraer sit eighth in the table, as they put an end to their three game winless streak. 

Meanwhile, Clyde sit 10th – which is bottom – of the Scottish League Two and are currently 10 points from safety. 

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