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11 September 2017 : Cheltenham Supporters Trust Raises Concerns About Drum Drama
Cheltenham Town's Supporters Trust have said that they have lodged a complaint with Yeovil Town following an incident during the match at Huish Park on Saturday. The situation appears to have stemmed from visiting supporters who brought a drum into the away section of the Screwfix Stand for the League Two fixture.

Around 15-20 minutes into the match, which ended 0-0, there appeared to be an altercation between Cheltenham supporters and a couple of the club's stewards regarding the use of the drum. This was confiscated, and in the aftermath reports from Robins fans suggest that two of their group were ejected from the stadium.

Supporters who were present in the away section at the ground have said that they did seek advance permission from Yeovil Town to take the drum into the ground, and that they were granted this. In addition, the drum was allowed through the turnstiles. The problem appears to have materialised when their fans began to use it, at which point stewards received a complaint, presumably from a home supporter also in the Screwfix stand. At that point, they were told to stop using it.

Cheltenham have complained about the inconsistency of the decision made by Yeovil Town, as well as alleging that the conduct of at least one steward was antagonistic. They have captured a video where it is claimed a gesture is made by a steward to their supporters. As a result, the Robins Trust and Cheltenham Town have raised 'concerns' with Yeovil Town and have asked for more detail about the incident. The Robins Trust state:

"We have spoken to everyone involved in the incident at Huish Park on Saturday afternoon and shared our concerns with the club earlier. The club and the Trust have been in touch with Yeovil to share our concerns, and we will update everyone when we receive a response."

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