SOUTHPORT fans were ‘identified and ejected’ minutes after throwing objects onto the pitch while Hereford were playing their side at The Pure Stadium on Tuesday night.

The incident happened on the 36th minute, with Southport leading 1-0, at the goal in which Hereford were defending at the time.

The travelling Bulls fans were situated at the opposite end of the ground.

At the time of the incident a tannoy announcement was made stating that the game would be abandoned if the throwing of objects (from the Southport fans) continued.

A statement on the Southport FC club website said: “Despite the terrific victory last night against Hereford, the match was marred by an unsavoury incident in the 36th minute when the match referee alerted club staff that objects were being thrown from a section of ‘fans’ in the Jack Carr Stand. To the credit of the genuine supporters of Southport Football Club, the perpetrators were identified and ejected within minutes.

“The club would like to put on record its thanks to those supporters who identified the small element responsible. Such behaviour will not be tolerated within the Pure Stadium and any fan seen throwing objects onto the pitch will be immediately ejected and possible prosecution sought.”