The Lancashire Telegraph is reporting that violence erupted outside the One Call following the leaders 1-0 victory over Mansfield Town
Around 500 visiting supporters came to the game, and a few have reported to the Lancashire Telegraph of fighting once the game had ended, and they headed to the exits.
It reports that ‘Crowd safety officers were forced to intervene to break up a crowd of around ‘100 people’.
It is understood that Nottinghamshire Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.
One fan told the paper ‘This is like what happened at Luton the other week. The (Mansfield fans) were waiting outside for us.’
It follows similar nasty scenes at the reverse fixture a couple of seasons ago, when a number of what turned out to be Blackburn hooligans turned up outside Accrington’s ground and were met with a large Stags presence and brawls erupted on the streets surrounding the ground.
Normally for high profile games at the One Call, the gate between the North Stand and Ian Greaves stands, is locked to stop home supporters walking behind the away end at the North Stand end of the ground.
Yesterday obviously took the police by surprise.
We at Vital Mansfield witnessed around 20 ‘youth looking’ stone island brigade warriors that weren’t local, and were milling around the train station prior to the game, we commented then that the youths were keen on looking for trouble, so it’s no surprise what we read today.