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Peter Varney bemoans ‘idiots’ as Ebbsfleet United to increase fencing at Plough End to prevent pitch invasions

PUBLISHED: 17:07 26 October 2017 | UPDATED: 17:07 26 October 2017

Peter Varney and Abdulla Al-Humaidi

Peter Varney and Abdulla Al-Humaidi

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The club is facing action from the FA following two incidents in a matter of days at the Kuflink Stadium

Ebbsflet United’s vice-chairman has slammed a “small number of idiots” after the club admitted it may have to increase fencing at one end of its ground to fend off pitch invaders.

Supporters have entered the field of play twice in recent games, and the north Kent outfit are now required to answer to the Football Association as a result.

The club says it will be discussing with the Fleet Supporters Trust the possibility of increasing the height of fencing around the Plough End of the Kuflink Stadium, where both incidents occurred.

It adds that it is not financially viable, nor desirable, to ring the pitch with dozens of stewards, though insists it will be reviewing its stewarding and response procedures over the coming weeks.

Peter Varney said in a statement: “Unfortunately a very small number of idiots are spoiling things for the overwhelming majority of supporters and this has to stop.

“There will be automatic life bans for this behaviour and we are looking at increasing the height of fencing at the Plough End.

“I appreciate this may not be popular with supporters but we have to demonstrate to our governing bodies that we are doing all we can to deal with this moronic behaviour which is tarnishing the good name of the club and penalising the club financially.”

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