Teenager charged after attacking Wycombe goalkeeper Jordan Archer

Last Updated: 05/02/13 6:14pm

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Jordan Archer: Wycombe goalkeeper attacked during Monday's win over Gillingham

Jordan Archer: Wycombe goalkeeper attacked during Monday's win over Gillingham

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A teenager has been charged after attacking Wycombe goalkeeper Jordan Archer during Monday's 1-0 win over Gillingham.

The 19-year-old - on loan from Tottenham - was placing the ball prior to taking a goal kick when the supporter entered the field and jumped into him during the closing stages of the game at the Priestfield Stadium.

The fan was quickly apprehended by a steward and led away.

Kent Police revealed on Tuesday that a 17-year-old had been arrested "on suspicion of assault" and was in custody following the incident.

Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth told Sky Sports after the match: "Some people give the rest of the Gillingham fans a bad name.

"I don't want to comment too much, but everyone is okay in there."

Gills boss Martin Allen was quick to condemn the incident, saying: "As a football club we can't condone (what happened). None of us are happy with that."

The incident comes in the same season that Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Chris Kirkland was attacked by a Leeds United fan.

Aaron Cawley, 21, from Cheltenham, was jailed for 16 weeks after he pleaded guilty to assault and invading the pitch during October 19's clash at Hillsborough.

Cawley ran on to the pitch during the celebrations following Leeds' equaliser and shoved Kirkland in the face.

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