CHESTER FC have sent a warning to fans insisting that there is no place at their matches for anti-social behaviour.

The Blues issued a club statement highlighting 'an increase in unacceptable behaviour' across the game and reporting that it was recently contacted by the FA following an incident during this month's 2-2 draw with Curzon Ashton on Saturday, January 14.

The statement read: "Across the game, clubs are having to contend with an increase in unacceptable behaviour that can put fans, players, staff and match officials at risk.

"These actions can result in those responsible facing a stadium ban, football banning order or criminal prosecution, and threaten the club you support, damaging our reputation and placing us at risk of fines or sanctions.

"The club was contacted by The FA after a plastic bottle was thrown towards the assistant referee while he was checking the goal nets prior to the second-half. This mindless and dangerous behaviour will likely result in the club facing disciplinary action.

"The support the team has received this season, both home and away, has been incredible and we know the overwhelming majority of our fans behave responsibly, but for the minority who do not, the message is clear: stop now or stay away until you can control yourself.

"We will be working proactively with the safety team and the police to further strengthen our matchday security procedures with additional stewarding and searches, which will be at cost to the club.

"Everyone associated with Chester FC should be proud of our reputation and we all have a responsibility to uphold the values of a supporter-owned, community-focused family club."

With matches against Peterborough Sports and Hereford recently postponed, The Blues are scheduled to take on AFC Fylde this Saturday, January 28.