Avon and Somerset Police have issued a press statement in advance of Saturday's League One match between Yeovil Town and Bristol City at Huish Park. The police have stated that they will eject troublemakers including those unduly under the influence of alcohol. The statement reads:
Police are aiming for a safe and enjoyable local derby match between Yeovil and Bristol City on the weekend.
Avon and Somerset Constabulary and Yeovil Town Football Club work closely together to ensure that Huish Park is an enjoyable and safe place to watch football.
Inspector Mike Edwards said: "The supporters are a credit to themselves and to the area and there is always a warm welcome for visitors.
"The club has an enviable reputation as a family club, which is wholly deserved. We hope that Saturday will provide excellent entertainment for all supporters in a friendly atmosphere.
"In order to maintain this pleasant environment for the benefit of all, the club expects a reasonable standard of behaviour from those attending. ANY supporter subject to a ban from ANY club is not welcome and will be refused entry to Huish Park. If they are found inside the stadium they will be removed.
"There will be officers from Bristol working with Yeovil police to assist in the identification of known troublemakers.
"The club also rigorously enforces the law in respect of alcohol and anyone attempting to enter the ground whilst drunk will be refused and may render themselves liable to arrest. Where offences are committed, we will robustly pursue Football Banning Orders."
To put the Police statement into context, the 2005-06 season meetings between Yeovil Town and Bristol City passed off without any incidents at the respective football grounds (to our knowledge) whilst Yeovil Town recently were recognised as having the best behaved supporters in League One with zero arrests during the past two seasons. We hope that reputation will still hold up after Saturday's match.
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