A WINSFORD man is among 10 people who have been given football banning orders after they were involved in disorder at a match between Macclesfield Town and Crewe Alexandra.

Towards the end of the game at the Moss Rose Stadium in Macclesfield both sides scored within a minute of each other.

The match on Saturday, February 9 finished 3-3 and a number of Crewe fans invaded the pitch, as did some Macclesfield Town supporters.

Ten defendants pleaded guilty to a number of offences and received three-year football banning orders and fines at Stockport Magistrates Court on Monday, July 15.

Jamie Whiteland, 19, of The Maples, Winsford, admitted going onto the playing area at a football pitch and was fined £80, ordered to pay £85 costs and a victim surcharge of £30.

The banning orders prevent all the men from going to any football matches for three years.

They must surrender their passport when there are international matches and they are not allowed to go to the city or town where an England international is being played.

PC Shayne Smith, dedicated football officer at Cheshire Police, said: “These sentences show how seriously the courts take disorder at a football match.

“Spirits were high at the match because of the exciting end to the game, but that is no excuse to go onto the pitch and goad opposition supporters.”

Chief Inspector Simon Newell, of Crewe Local Policing Unit, said: “We want people attending football matches to enjoy themselves, making it a fun day out for all the family.

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“If people attend these games with the intent of causing disorder, or actually cause disorder whilst they are there, we will ensure that all CCTV, mobile phone and body worn camera footage is reviewed and that those responsible are identified and brought to justice and that the appropriate sanctions in terms of football banning orders are secured against them.”