Fan ban! Boston United supporter in trouble after celebrating on the Darlington 1883 pitch

Jay Rollins scores at Darlington 1883. Photo: Eric Brown.

Jay Rollins scores at Darlington 1883. Photo: Eric Brown.

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Boston United have issued a banning order to a supporter who ran onto the pitch to celebrate a goal.

The unnamed fan will not be allowed to watch the Pilgrims until October 1.

The incident occurred in the August 13 defeat at Darlington 1883.

With the Pilgrims trailing 4-0, Jay Rollins netted a stoppage-time consolation, the team’s first goal of the National League North campaign.

The fan then clambered over a small crash barrier to hug the United attacker, before being escorted out of the ground by stewards.

“After consultation with Lincolnshire Police, the supporter in question has been banned until October 1 following a pitch incursion after Jay Rollins’ stoppage time goal for the Pilgrims,” read a statement on www.bufc.co.uk.

United safety officer John Thorogood told the club’s website: “The club take no pleasure in issuing banning orders of this nature, but we are responsible for the actions of our supporters and must ensure that we comply with FA regulations at all times.”

October 1’s contest is an FA Cup fixture, with the opposition and venue yet to be decided.