Football fan who threw flare at Northampton Town's Sixfields ground lands three-year ban from Exeter games home and away

Cobblers lost 2-1 at home to Exeter in League One in AprilCobblers lost 2-1 at home to Exeter in League One in April
Cobblers lost 2-1 at home to Exeter in League One in April
A football fan who threw a flare onto the pitch during a match at Northampton Town has been fined £500 banned from his club's games home and away for THREE YEARS.

According to court documents 18-year-old Josh Upfield also pleaded guilty to possessing a firework / flare at a sporting event following Cobblers' 2-1 League One defeat by Exeter at Sixfields Stadium on April 20, 2024.

Upfield, said to be of Crediton, Devon, was fined £500 by Northampton magistrates at a hearing on May 16 and ordered to pay a total of £785 including an £85 contribution to prosecution costs and a £200 surcharge to fund victim services.

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Magistrates also issued Upfield with a football banning order ordering him to stay away from Exeter's St James's Park ground for periods of six hours before and after kick-off on match days and not to travel to any town or city where the club are playing.