AN EAST Ayrshire football club has issued an appeal to supporters after being hit in the pocket when flares were set off at a match.

The incident happened during Muirkirk Juniors' match at Burnside Park against Forth Wanderers on Saturday, March 16.

A £50 fine was handed to the club, who lost the game 2-0 - while they've also been issued with a warning about their future behaviour.

Any repetition would likely see the club hit with a more severe penalty.

And the fine has prompted the club to ask supporters not to set off flares at any future matches.

A spokesperson said: "Guys, it’s not that we don’t appreciate our wee band of ultras. In fact, quite the opposite.

"But after a report by the referee about a flare being set off at the home game v Forth Wanderers, the WOSFL disciplinary committee have fined the club £50 and warned us as to our future conduct.

"We want you to continue to give us your backing but please do not set off flares as it could lead to further fines or even a points deduction.

"As usual we’d appreciate your support in this matter."


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Kirk are back in Second Division action this Saturday, March 30, when promotion-chasing Vale of Clyde are the visitors to Burnside Park. 

Kick-off is at 2pm.