SIX Huddersfield Town fans have admitted their involvement in widespread football-related disorder at Huddersfield.
A hearing at Leeds Crown Court yesterday was told they were part of a large group charged with affray and violent disorder in Huddersfield town centre on May 19 last year.
In all, 22 people were held – including 11 youths.
But they will all have to wait until later this year to be sentenced, due to a man standing trial on related offences.
Seven defendants appeared before Her Honour Judge Sally Cahill QC at Leeds Crown Court yesterday.
The court heard that disorder broke out in Cloth Hall Street, Market Street and Westgate, Huddersfield, within a 30 minute period.
It was captured on CCTV and the defendants subsequently arrested in a string of early-morning raids.
Neil John Doyle, 31, of Wakefield Road, Huddersfield: Gavin Greig, 20, of Arthur Street, Golcar: and Andrew Marshall, 47, of Bath Street, Huddersfield, pleaded guilty to charges of violent disorder and affray.
Darren Ali Judge, 21, of Queen Elizabeth Gardens, Huddersfield, admitted violent disorder after he threw a glass during the disturbance.
Richard Anthony Gough, 47, of Leeds Road, Deighton; and Samuel Allan McQuitty, 26, of Ruskin Grove, Deighton, both admitted a single charge of affray, in Westgate.
Jeremy Thomas McDonald, 45, of Gramfield Road, Crosland Moor, pleaded not guilty to violent disorder.
His case has been listed for a two-day trial to be heard at Leeds Crown Court on January 30.
Counsel for all the 21 defendants are to appear at Leeds Crown Court on January 11 to set a date for sentencing. The defendants will not appear.
All the defendants were granted bail with the condition not to go within one mile of Leeds United, Huddersfield Town or Bradford City football grounds an hour before or after a regulated football game.