Worcester City fans pelted with pies during Gloucester game

Worcester News: The trouble flared in one corner at Aggborough - Worcester City's adopted home The trouble flared in one corner at Aggborough - Worcester City's adopted home

THE chant of ‘who ate all the pies’ is a common one at football grounds up and down the country.

But during Worcester City’s match against rivals Gloucester on Saturday, fans were left asking ‘who threw all the pies?’ after an unsavoury incident at the club’s adopted home of Aggborough, which they share with Kidderminster Harriers.

Several Worcester supporters were pelted with pastries as trouble flared during Saturday’s Skrill North match, which was won 1-0 by the visitors.

The disorder kicked-off in the corner of the main stand at the start of the second-half as hungry fans from the Gloucester end were escorted back from the food kiosks by stewards.

With measures to segregate fans of the two clubs put in place just an hour before kick-off, there was not enough time to organise separate catering for visiting supporters.

Stewards were then required to escort the fans back to their designated section of the ground after purchasing their pies.

Rhys Goode, one of the Worcester fans hit by a meat and gravy missile, said: “It calmed down after the pies were thrown and everybody found it quite funny, although a few were annoyed because they have dry cleaning bills.”

But the half-baked banter proved costly, as the pies at Aggborough cost £4, and were last year voted the most expensive at a UK football ground.

After the match, City fans took to social media site Twitter to describe the incident.

A supporter calling himself ‘Pepper’ wrote: “Today at the city there were more cottage pies on target than shots.”

Fans on the City Banter Board – an unofficial online forum – branded the behaviour “disgraceful” and the stewarding “a joke”.

One user, called ‘steves’, wrote: “What have you got to do to get thrown out of a ground now?”

The police were called to the ground in case there were any further clashes outside the Hoo Road stadium, but no arrests were made.

Meanwhile, club officials said CCTV footage will be reviewed in a bid to identify any of the meat-slinging culprits.


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8:02am Tue 31 Dec 13

voledog says...

It couldn't have been that expensive for them. Twenty quid's worth of pies would probably have been sufficient to pelt all of the Worcester City supporters these days.
It couldn't have been that expensive for them. Twenty quid's worth of pies would probably have been sufficient to pelt all of the Worcester City supporters these days. voledog

8:28am Tue 31 Dec 13

MrV says...

I was relieved to know it was cottage pie, I thought something else had hit the 'fan' so to speak.
I was relieved to know it was cottage pie, I thought something else had hit the 'fan' so to speak. MrV

9:34am Tue 31 Dec 13

Guy66 says...

Time to move these animals into the West Midland Safari Park - Monkey enclosure- where they will mix well with the other primates!
Time to move these animals into the West Midland Safari Park - Monkey enclosure- where they will mix well with the other primates! Guy66

10:48am Tue 31 Dec 13

pinkfluff says...

£4 for a pie?!
£4 for a pie?! pinkfluff

10:50am Tue 31 Dec 13

Keith B says...

They might be the most expensive pies in football - but they are also the best that you find on a football ground. You pay for what you get - and they are quality.

Unlike the poor quality journalists who always go for the cheap shot and write up the story that they are the most expensive - as if they are simply Pukka Pies as served in many grounds.
They might be the most expensive pies in football - but they are also the best that you find on a football ground. You pay for what you get - and they are quality. Unlike the poor quality journalists who always go for the cheap shot and write up the story that they are the most expensive - as if they are simply Pukka Pies as served in many grounds. Keith B

11:05am Tue 31 Dec 13

liketoknow says...

voledog wrote:
It couldn't have been that expensive for them. Twenty quid's worth of pies would probably have been sufficient to pelt all of the Worcester City supporters these days.
could probably bought the team as well for that
[quote][p][bold]voledog[/bold] wrote: It couldn't have been that expensive for them. Twenty quid's worth of pies would probably have been sufficient to pelt all of the Worcester City supporters these days.[/p][/quote]could probably bought the team as well for that liketoknow

1:49pm Tue 31 Dec 13

CityBlueBoy says...

News must be slow if your following supporters personal twitter pages to help yourself write an article
News must be slow if your following supporters personal twitter pages to help yourself write an article CityBlueBoy

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