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I see that Leighton Town have made the decision to unceremoniously ban all unaccompanied Under 18's from future home games at Bell Close following the crowd disturbances during their FA Vase Fourth Round win at Eynesbury Rovers earlier this month, this came into effect as from yesterday's game with Wembley. Surprisingly Leighton Town were unable to beat Wembley however extend their impressive run of just one defeat in their last twenty games, Ben Pattie was shown red near the end and could possibly miss the FA Vase Fifth Round tie at Bradford Town on 8 February as a result:

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They can still go, they just need someone over the age of 18 that can take responsibility/blame for them acting like a bunch of little pr1cks. 

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Interesting to note that Leighton Town had their highest attendance of the season yesterday --- an impressive 260 for a run-of-the-mill game v Wembley FC.

So what's happening here ?  Are the good people of Leighton Buzzard turning out in their droves to show their support for their club's brave stand against unacceptable behaviour ?

Or are the obnoxious ones actually turning up as usual but this time dragging along an aged person with them in order to facilitate entry ?

Fascinating times at Bell Close...

 

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15 hours ago, agamemnon3 said:

Interesting to note that Leighton Town had their highest attendance of the season yesterday --- an impressive 260 for a run-of-the-mill game v Wembley FC.

So what's happening here ?  Are the good people of Leighton Buzzard turning out in their droves to show their support for their club's brave stand against unacceptable behaviour ?

Or are the obnoxious ones actually turning up as usual but this time dragging along an aged person with them in order to facilitate entry ?

Fascinating times at Bell Close...

 

More likely the latter...

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A match report from Saturday's game with Wembley and a recent article from the Leighton Buzzard Observer, the report doesn't mention anything about the exceptionally good attendance unless there was some sort of special offer or incentive to attend. Following this evening's visit to Potton United in the Challenge Trophy Leighton Town travel to Colney Heath on Saturday and then to London Colney before taking on Bradford Town in the FA Vase so four away games in succession:

https://www.leightontownfc.co.uk/teams/11587/match-centre/0-4590070/report

https://www.leightonbuzzardonline.co.uk/sport/football/leighton-town-still-have-everything-to-play-for-with-four-cups-and-22-more-league-games-1-9208423

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It was a great attendance on Saturday and no special offers. I think the success of the club is being well reported locally via regional papers and twitter.

The policy of adults with under 18s is a bit controversial. 20 years ago or so I used to go on my own and had no interest in being a yob, there is a danger this could alienate a lot of future supporters. Let’s face it the future of non league does rely on encouraging new fans.

A significant proportion of those causing trouble at Eynesbury are not regular match go-ers. They tend to turn up for the big vase games. It would be quite easy to identify the main trouble makers from the videos (10-15 of them) and ban them from entering.

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Agree with everything in your post LL. 

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I guess that it could be interesting if there is a replay with Bradford Town or, alternatively, if Leighton Town manage to get through on 8 February and are drawn at Bell Close in the Quarter Final as they were against 1874 Northwich in 2018

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Think Bradford Town could be the limit of the run. Checking this morning, they are top of their league and have won 9 of the last 10 in the league.

would love to go this game but apparently it isn’t what the wife wants to do on her birthday!

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On 28/01/2020 at 07:53, LeightonLad said:

It was a great attendance on Saturday and no special offers.

Leighton Lad - I just thought the Club might have been selling tickets for the Bradford Town FA Vase tie before the Wembley game last Saturday seeing as you are not playing at home again beforehand, have Bradford Town made it all ticket to avoid any possible crowd disturbances

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