TWO Falkirk football fans have appeared in court in connection with trouble which broke out after a league match in Dunfermline last month.

Depute fiscal Azrah Yousaf told Dunfermline Sheriff Court that police had been following a group of around 15 Falkirk fans before and after the Championship fixture at East End Park.

First in the dock was Craig Brown, 22, of Kilmory Court, Tamfourhill, Falkirk.

He admitted that on April 13 at Dunfermline Town Railway Station, Comely Park, he behaved in a threatening or abusive manner by attempting to run after a group of rival football fans and thereafter shouted at a police officer and threatened him with violence.

Sheriff Craig McSherry called for reports and Brown will be sentenced on May 29, when the Crown will be seeking a football banning order.

He was followed into the dock by a 17-year-old youth, who cannot be named for legal reasons, also from the Falkirk area.

He admitted that on April 13 at the Public Park, St Margaret’s Drive, Dunfermline, while acting with others he behaved in a threatening or abusive manner by shouting, swearing, attempted to chase rival football supporters and struggled with two police officers.

The court was told that he was wearing a £300 jacket bought for him by his mum and he was upset when a police officer grabbed it.

Sentence was deferred until July 31 for good behaviour.

A football banning order is also being sought in his case and will be considered at sentencing.