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Fan arrested for attack on Wycombe keeper

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Stewards were swiftly on hand to apprehend a fan following his attack on Wycombe keeper Jordan Archer © PA Photos
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Wycombe's win at Gillingham on Monday evening was overshadowed by Chairboys keeper Jordan Archer being attacked by a fan who was subsequently arrested.

Towards the end of the 1-0 win at Priestfield, Archer - who is on loan from Tottenham Hotspur - was set to take a goal kick when a supporter entered the field and play and flung himself at the 19-year-old.

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

"Some people give the rest of the Gillingham fans a bad name," Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth told Sky Sports 1. "I don't want to comment too much, but everyone is okay in there.

"Jordan is a tough lad."

Archer was booked following the incident, having kicked the ball away.

On Tuesday morning it was confirmed the teenage supporter had been arrested. Kent Police said: "A 17-year-old was arrested on suspicion of assault and is currently in custody following an incident in the 93rd minute of the Gillingham v Wycombe match last night.''

In October, a Leeds United supporter attacked Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Chris Kirkland and was jailed for four months.

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