Monday, March 06, 2017
By Organic Bull
BBC Oxford had an item about Saturday's troubles at Didcot on their news programme this evening.
BBC - 'Fans and stewards spilled from the terraces and onto the turf in a scene more resembling a bar-room brawl than a football match.
'Today staff at Didcot Town were accessing the damage after their home game with Hereford turned into chaos.'
Paul Clark, Didcot vice-chairman, looking at the perimeter of the pitch - "They were going to win the game, we were being battered at that time and then all of a sudden we saw a ruckas on the pitch.
"Our goalkeeper was surrounded by a few supporters and our players trying to protect him and yes it sort of kicked off from there."
BBC - 'This stadium has a capacity of more than 3000 people. For Saturday's visit of Hereford there was a gate of 796, 700 of those were away supporters and all was fine until the 87th minute when Hereford took the lead.
Paul Chark - "Luckily we have TV footage available to us. We had a company filming this game. So we've got everything in HD, wonderfully.
"So we will be presenting that to the Southern League and the FA when we are called upon to do that.
"They, hopefully, have captured everything that went on."
BBC - 'It's yet to be decided if Saturday's result will stand. Any potential rematch will be played behind closed doors.'