Three men have been given football banning orders following disorder at a Blackpool v Blackburn Rovers derby game earlier this season.

On August 31, the clubs played a league match at Blackpool’s home ground Bloomfield Road, and four men were charged following reports of disorder between the North and East Stand.

Three of the men appeared before Blackpool Magistrates Court this week in connection with items being thrown inside the ground towards the travelling Blackburn fans.

Chris Jones, 21, of Chislehurst Avenue, Blackpool, Donald Pollock, 31, of Malvern Avenue, Blackpool, and Jack Oldrid, 33, of Beattock Place, Blackpool, all pleaded guilty to a Section 5 public order act offence, and throwing missiles adjacent to a football pitch.

They were each given three-year football banning orders for their roles in the disorder at the game, which was won 1-0 by Rovers.

Investigations into disorder at the game are ongoing, and several Blackburn fans have also been arrested since the game and are due to appear in court in the coming weeks.

PC Stacey Hardy, West Dedicated Football Officer, said: “We won’t tolerate disorder inside football stadiums and we welcome the banning orders.

“We want stadiums to be safe places for people to enjoy watching football.”