A football fan from Ramsbottom who invaded the pitch during a Wanderers game has been given a lifetime ban from the Toughsheet Community Stadium.

Jack Conway of Ramsbottom ran onto the pitch in the final minutes of the Wanderers’ Sky Bet League One fixture against Peterborough United on Saturday, which forced the referee to halt play.

Neil Hart, Chief Executive Officer at Bolton Wanderers said: “Entering the pitch at any time is a criminal offence and as a Club, we take a zero-tolerance approach to supporters who behave in a way that embarrasses and disrespects our Club, our players, our staff and fellow Wanderers’ supporters.

“Mr Conway may also be punished by the courts but regardless of this, he will never enter the Toughsheet Community Stadium again and we will continue to act strongly against all forms of anti-social behaviour.

“As ever, we extend our thanks and appreciation to the majority of fans who continue to show their loyal and valued support for Bolton Wanderers in a positive, passionate and respectful way.”

The club say that they will continue to take a zero-tolerance approach to all forms of anti-social behaviour, including pitch invasions, using pyrotechnics, taking drugs to games, throwing objects or for discriminatory abuse, and will issue strong sanctions against anyone found to have committed such an offence.

To report any of the above during a matchday at Bolton Wanderers, send a text or WhatsApp to the One Wanderers number on 07542 850 902.