Crawley Town fans thanked by police for ‘excellent behaviour’

Crawley Town chief executive Michael Dunford. Pic by Steve Robards SUS-150519-152547001
Crawley Town chief executive Michael Dunford. Pic by Steve Robards SUS-150519-152547001
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No Crawley Town FC supporters were arrested on matchdays this season - prompting praise from Sussex Police.

Figures released by the force reveal that there were only four ejections from the Checkatrade.com Stadium and one arrest, and they were all away fans.

Although the season ended with the disappointment of relegation, football liaison officer PC Darren Balkham thanked fans for their ‘excellent support and behaviour’.

He said: “It’s been a pleasure working with the club and especially its supporters this season and we share their disappointment in seeing them relegated.

“The record of no arrests and no ejections has to be applauded and I doubt if there are many other professional clubs in England who can make the same claim. We look forward to renewed success next season and the continued excellent support and behaviour from their fans.”

Crawley Town chief executive Michael Dunford added: “On behalf of the club I would like to thank all our supporters who have given the club such great backing home and away this season and behaved impeccably.

“These statistics only serve to strengthen the view that the Checkatrade.com Stadium is a safe and enjoyable environment for people to watch football.”