Rochester teenager charged over Gillingham goalkeeper incident

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By MariaSoleil | Tuesday, February 05, 2013, 17:26

A ROCHESTER teenager has been charged with assault following an incident at a Gillingham match last night.

Officers arrested a 17-year-old after Wycombe goalkeeper Jordan Archer was knocked to the ground by a Gillingam fan while attempting to take a goal kick.

The fan was promptly led away by a steward in the 93rd minute of the League Two clash - which Wycombe won 1-0.

A Kent Police spokesman said: "A 17 year old from Rochester has today been charged with common assault and Section 4 of the Football Offences Act.

"He has been bailed to appear on 12 March at Medway Magistrates' Court."

Following the clash Gills boss Martin Allen said: "As a football club we can't condone (what happened). None of us are happy with that."

See more photos of the incident at Gillingham People.

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