Football Bans For Fans In Southampton

A court's banned four football fans from going to games for the next three years after trouble followed the FA cup game in Southampton.

Bricks and bottles were thrown outside the stadium in Britannia Road on Saturday afternoon following Southampton's defeat to Portsmouth in the south coast derby.

21-year-old Daniel Poskitt and 37-year-old Mark Davis - both from Southampton - along with Perran Maddern, who's 18 and from Chichester and 44-year-old David Guy from Bursledon all pleaded guilty to public order offences at the city's Magistrates Court on Monday and were also given fines.

Two other men were given fines after admitting public order offences and two further people pleaded not guilty and will stand trial in June.

Police are continuing to go through footage caught on camera of the stand off between rival fans at the weekend where mounted officers were used to break up the trouble.

More than 260 officers have been involved in policing the match. Prior to the game, there were only two arrests after fireworks were thrown as officers escorted a group of Pompey supporters from the police station to the stadium.


Meanwhile Portsmouth reached the quarter finals of the FA Cup competition after a 4-1 victory over Southampton at the St Mary's stadium on Saturday.

The win comes at the end of a difficult week for Pompey amid the club's financial problems. The High Court adjourned a winding up order for 7 days but the club is still in danger of going out of business if they fail to prove they can pay around £11.5m they owe to Revenue & Customs.

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