Tuesday 12 December 2017

Keeper attack: Teenager arrested

Wycombe Wanderers' Jordan Archer was placing the ball prior to taking a goal kick when the supporter entered the field
Wycombe Wanderers' Jordan Archer was placing the ball prior to taking a goal kick when the supporter entered the field

A teenager has been arrested after Wycombe goalkeeper Jordan Archer was attacked in the closing stages of his side's 1-0 League Two win over Gillingham.

The 19-year-old - on loan from Tottenham - was placing the ball prior to taking a goal kick when the supporter entered the field and leapt towards him at the Priestfield Stadium on Monday night.

The fan was quickly apprehended by a steward and led away.

Kent Police said: "A 17-year-old was arrested on suspicion of assault and is currently in custody following an incident in the 93rd minute of the Gillingham v Wycombe match last night."

Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth told Sky Sports: "Some people give the rest of the Gillingham fans a bad name.

"I don't want to comment too much, but everyone is okay in there."

Gills boss Martin Allen was quick to condemn the incident. He said: "As a football club we can't condone (what happened). None of us are happy with that."

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