DUNFERMLINE Athletic will close the North West Stand to non-season ticket holders for the next home game following the unacceptable behaviour of some supporters during Tuesday night's 2-0 win over title rivals Falkirk.

While the club was delighted to welcome more than 7,000 home fans to KDM Group East End Park for the crucial League 1 match, it has been forced to take action following the antics of some fans gathered in the corner of the stand.

It's a sour note on what was an otherwise tremendous night for the club, which started with an impressive tifo display in the North West Stand, organised by supporter Jason Canning and his team of helpers.

While thanking the fans for their tremendous backing on the night, and Jason and his tifo team for their display, which reminded everyone of the "special togetherness we have on and off the pitch", the club also reported that, sadly, during the match, a number of actions – noted in the reports by the referee and match delegate – had been highlighted, bringing the club in to disrepute.

These included pyrotechnics, pitch incursions, objects thrown at officials and display items thrown on the pitch.

In a statement, the club said: "As a result, the club must act based on this ongoing problem before the authorities take the matter out of our own hands and impose sanctions which none of us want.

"Therefore, for the next home match, against FC Edinburgh on March 18, the club shall not be selling any match day tickets in the North West Stand. (Season ticket holders will still have access to their regular seats).

"We would encourage all supporters coming to KDM Group East End Park to follow the unacceptable conduct and ground regulation guidance."

Following the club's statement, the Section North West fan group said that, whilst the "scenes in the stands during that night were not short of incredible", and that they had received "nothing but praise aimed at the colour and atmosphere" produced, they said: "Section North West does not condone the throwing of vapes or any other items at official or players.

"This minor incident has resulted in the club being forced to make an action to satisfy an over reaction from the the SFA. Sadly this action has not only effected the potential within the section but has also penalised fans who do not sit within SNW.

"As a group, we ask that you call out individuals who throw items. We need nights like Tuesday to boost the team to promotion. These isolated actions could hinder these chances.

"Please continue to give the incredible support that we seen on Tuesday night but please do not throw items at officials/players."