Welsh happy with stewarding

United’s stadium manager Alan Welsh is set to ask police to investigate after seats were broken in the away section of Glanford Park during Saturday’s game against Northampton Town.

Seven seats were damaged and one Northampton fan was arrested during the altercation.

Welsh told the Scunthorpe Telegraph: “On Saturday, March 8 at the Scunthorpe United v Northampton Town game, some supporters of Northampton Town requested that stewards ask some of their own supporters to sit down so they could see the game.

“In the first half, when requested, they sat down. In the second half, when requested, they wouldn’t sit down and some were asked to leave.”

“A further group of young men, all at the back of the AMS Stand, then started breaking seats. We weren’t aware of this until a seat was thrown from the back into their own supporters.

“Further seats were then damaged, bringing the total to around seven.

“We weren’t heavy handed and I am very pleased with how the stewards handled the situation.

“It was really good how they dealt with it”.

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Written by Matt Blanchard

Part of the team since 2007, before becoming editor in 2013. Undertaken the role of match summariser during Scunthorpe United live match commentaries for BBC Radio Humberside. Seasonal contributor to football titles FourFourTwo and When Saturday Comes and a finalist at the Football Blogging Awards in 2014.

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