Fans to be segregated for Featherstone cup tie

Craig Poskitt.
Craig Poskitt.

FEATHERSTONE Rovers and Castleford Tigers supporters are to be kept apart in the ground at next week’s eagerly awaited Carnegie Challenge Cup fourth round tie.

A decision to segregate fans at the Big Fellas Stadium has been taken following discussions between the two clubs, Rovers’ security partners and West Yorkshire Police.

Castleford supporters have been allocated the Railway End of the ground and a section of the Family/Community Stand and all fans will not be permitted to change ends at half-time.

Rovers chief executive Craig Poskitt said: “I think it’s a sensible decision to segregate supporters for this game and not to allow the traditional changing of ends at half-time. Both clubs are keen to ensure that there is no potential for flash points.

“The draw has given Featherstone Rovers a fantastic opportunity to show that we are ready for Super League and we want the day to be a success, particularly in front of a national TV audience.

“This solution logistically makes it easier for car parking and other matters as well as putting at rest some supporter’s minds. I’d also like to add that the West Yorkshire Police have been fantastic in assisting us in our preparations for what promises to be a fantastic occasion.

“Ticket sales have been remarkable so far and we hope that these measures encourage those who have yet to purchase tickets, particularly families, to get their tickets and look forward to watching the game with peace of mind.”