A MAN has appeared in court for going onto the pitch during a Huddersfield Town match.

Liam Bailey, 25, of Bradford Road, Drighlington, was given a 12-month conditional discharge, ordered to pay £85 costs and a £22 victim surcharge for going onto the playing area at a football match – Football (Offences) Act 1991.

The incident Bailey was charged with took place at Huddersfield Town’s John Smith's Stadium, Stadium Way, Huddersfield, on Saturday, October 16, 2021, during Town’s 2-0 victory over Hull City in the Skybet Championship.

The official charge adds that without lawful authority or lawful excuse, Bailey went on to the playing area at the ground.

A football banning order was applied for, but not granted by the court because it was deemed a low level offence, spur of the moment, no violence, only Bailey involved with no threats made.

Bailey pleaded guilty to the charge when he appeared at Kirklees Magistrates’ Court on November 16, 2021.