SIXTEEN football fans have admitted their involvement in angry clashes in Huddersfield.
The defendants, Leeds and Bradford fans, appeared at Leeds Crown Court and entered pleas relating to the trouble which flared in Huddersfield on Saturday, May 19 – the day of the Championship play-off final.
The court heard earlier how families were caught up in running battles as fights broke out in the street on the busy Saturday afternoon in May.
There was also violence at Huddersfield Railway Station and trains were delayed as hooligans fought on the tracks.
The violence kicked off at Westgate and around the Hart Pub at Market Street.
Eleven youths aged between 15 and 17 cannot be named for legal reasons.
The others are: Connor Charlton, 18, of Northcote Green, Beeston, Leeds; Jordan Coyle, 20, of Church Road, Batley; Andrew Hamblin, 20, of Reading, and Jack Harley, 19, of Ingram Close, Holbeck, Leeds.
Charlton pleaded guilty to affray. Coyle, Hamblin and Harley admitted violent disorder in Cloth Hall Street and Market Street.
Harley also admitted affray, and obstructing the railway.
Two 17-year-olds from Haworth and Beeston and a 16-year-old from Leeds admitted charges of violent disorder, affray and obstructing the railway.
One of them also admitted affray.
Two youths from Bradford admitted affray and obstructing the railway.
A 17-year-old from Leeds and a 15-year-old from Selby admitted violent disorder.
A 17-year-old from Keighley admitted affray.
The disruption on the railway caused nearly 15 hours worth of delays and cost thousands in lost earnings.
All defendants will next appear at Leeds Crown Court for sentence on January 21. They were all granted bail.