Five Charged After Forest-Derby Match
10 November 2015, 14:32
Seven people were arrested following Friday night's tightly-fought clash between Nottingham Forest and Derby County FC, police have said.
Nottinghamshire Police made a public appeal for information two days after the City Ground derby game saw Nottingham run out 1-0 winners against their traditional rivals.
The force said an investigation was under way after a pitch incursion at the end of the game when one of the fans made a beeline for Derby's Bradley Johnson, jostling the midfielder.
However, police also said arrests were made following the match in what it described as ``disorder'' in the East Stand Car Park, after the final whistle had gone.
The force said:
"Graham Fisher, 54 of Breckhill Road, Woodthorpe has been charged with going onto the playing area at a football match, and Dale Haywood, 23 of Sherwood Court, Beeston has been charged with being drunk and disorderly.
Also, Nathan Renshaw, 25, of Garden Crescent, South Normanton, Derbyshire has been charged with being drunk in a designated sports ground. All three men will appear before court on 30 November 2015.
John Poznanski, 59, of Ferndale, Mansfield has been charged with going onto the playing area at a football match and being drunk in a designated sports ground, and Jack Evans, 21, of Blandford Road, Beeston has been charged with going onto the pitch at a football match and being in possession of cocaine. Both men will appear before court on 1 December 2015."
Two other men who were arrested have been released without charge.
During the game, Nelson Oliveira's early goal proved the difference on the night, ending Forest's eight-match winless streak and leading to celebrations which spilled onto the pitch after the final whistle. The result also put paid to Derby's 10-game unbeaten run.