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Fleetwood face Lancashire rivals Accrington hoping to avoid trouble that marred Morecambe game

The last thing Fleetwood probably needed was a bank holiday clash with another Lancashire rival after last week's clash with Morecambe led to several arrests after trouble during and after the game.

Town have vowed to ban any fans found to be involved in trouble during their visit to Morecambe on Boxing Day.

Police have launched an investigation after away fans threw punches at stewards after the Shrimps’ 1-0 win.

Globe Arena stewards were attacked by a group of around 15 Fleetwood supporters just after the final whistle blew with one young male steward having to be helped away following the scuffle in The Bay Radio Stand.

Town chief executive Steve Curwood condemned the actions of those involved and said the club were helping police with their enquiries.

He said: “The club will not tolerate a small number of idiots trying to bring down the reputation of the club and damaging all the hard work which goes into growing our fan base and encouraging more supporters to travel to away fixtures.

“I have been in detailed contact with the police and will meet with them on Monday to assist further with their enquires.

“The club will ban any of those found to be involved.”

Morecambe FC director Rod Taylor said the club were helping police with their enquiries.

The injuries to stewards were minor. Four men, all from the Fleetwood area, have been arrested and bailed pending further enquiries.

Accrington have not loat to Fleetwood in the Football League and travel to the Fylde coast in good form. Fleetwood ahve dropped out of the play-off spots after their game at Wycombe on Sunday was postponed at the last minute.


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