WEYMOUTH and Dorchester Town's board of directors have issued a joint statement regarding the crowd trouble that marred the Boxing Day derby.

The Evo-Stik Southern Premier Division clash finished 2-2 at the Bob Lucas Stadium but, during the game, flares and crackers were thrown on to the pitch and missiles were thrown at Magpies' keeper Chris Weale.

The statement reads: Weymouth FC and Dorchester Town FC strongly condemn the small minority who misbehaved at the Weymouth v Dorchester Town match on Boxing Day.

"The majority of supporters were well behaved and enjoyed a competitive match.

"The two clubs are working closely together to identify the main offenders and those names will be passed to Dorset Police."