TWO men have been charged after Accrington Stanley fans clashed with police following their televised cup tie with Premier League Newcastle United.

The arrest of a teenager after full-time for allegedly throwing a till roll onto the playing surface sparked an incident described by officers as ‘hostile’.

Five football fans were arrested after the game, which the Magpies won 3-2.

Accrington supporter Daniel Cruickshank, 18, of Church Street, Accrington, was charged with throwing a missile on to the pitch during the Carling Cup second round match on Wednesday.

Jason Graham, 36, of Avenue Parade, Accrington, was charged with being drunk and disorderly, resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer.

Graham is accused of kneeing an officer in the thigh.

His bail conditions prevent him from attending football matches and during Stanley home games he must be one mile away from the Crown Ground.

Several Newcastle fans were also arrested after being accused of running on to the pitch after the game.

Liam Gibson, 18, of Eastgarth, Newcastle, Lloyd Miller, 19, of Lambley Close, Sunniside, Newcastle, and David Collins, Chiltern Road, North Shields, were all charged with going on to a playing area at a football match.

All are due to appear before Hyndburn magistrates on September 8.

A 33-year-old from Accrington and a 33-year-old from Oswaldtwistle were given penalty notices for being drunk and disorderly, and a 15-year-old boy was reprimanded for using insulting words or threatening behaviour.

A spokesman from Lancashire police said: "The match had been a wonderful occasion with the majority of fans in really good spirits, which became marred by a small group of people becoming hostile towards the police following the arrest of a man for an earlier incident."