KILBIRNIE Ladeside have taken the strongest possible stance after fan violence has pushed the club "to breaking point".

The latest dark scenes saw fans of both Kilbirnie and Glasgow Perthshire brawling following the Scottish Junior Cup second round fixture on Saturday (September 24).

Police Scotland confirmed that a man had been taken to hospital following a large group fight.

A spokesperson said: “We were made aware of a disturbance involving a large group of people fighting in the Closeburn Street area of Glasgow around 4.30pm on Saturday, September 24.

“A 34-year-old man has been taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital for treatment and enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances.”

READ MORE: Kilbirnie thug jailed for 'vicious' glass bottle attack on train

Regarding the incident, a Glasgow Perthshire Spokesperson said: "Glasgow Perthshire FC are aware of an incident which took place outside our ground after the match against Kilbirne Ladeside FC yesterday. We have no information as to what happened but have been informed the person injured is on the mend.

"Inside the ground we had an excellent cup tie played out competitively where Kilbirnie Ladeside ran out 2-1 winners.

"All at Glasgow Perthshire FC wish the injured person a speedy recovery."

At the beginning of the season, the Garnock Valley club was also left out of pocket, and without support, after supporter behaviour from the season prior came back to bite them.

READ MORE: Kilbirnie Ladeside: Club to be sanctioned over fan behaviour

The club was fined for fans setting off pyrotechnics and it was reported that on five occasions, the assistant referee in front of the Ladeside support was shot with pellets from a BB gun in a match against Darvel.

This led to the club's first three home matches of the season being played behind closed doors, and the first six of these requiring a police/security presence - which the club had to fund.

Fines and revenue lost were estimated to be in the region of £7,000.

In a statement today, September 27, Ladeside addressed the situation.

They also referenced their most recent sanction for supporter behaviour, which occurred when fans could not even enter the ground on August 13.

That day, bottles were thrown from outside the ground, in an attempt to strike opposition players - an incident the club say they have footage of.

Now, following the disorder at the weekend, and the incident in August, the club have moved to ban any fan who engaged in either.

And the Valefield Park club are not holding back, saying if even one individual does not adhere to the banning order, the committee will resign en-masse and the club will resign from the West of Scotland Football League and Scottish Junior FA with immediate effect.

The committee statement read: "The disruptive element of our support who have caused the club to appear in front of the West of Scotland Football League disciplinary board on six occasions over the last 14 months have pushed the committee to breaking point.

"We were recently charged with bringing the game into disrepute no longer than six weeks ago when this element threw bottles into Valefield Park from outside the ground trying to strike or opponent's players. We have footage of this latter event.

"As a committee, we have a responsibility to our supporters who give us no concern, we also have a duty to our valuable sponsors to protect their good image, who without, the club could not function to the high degree it currently does.

"Front page headlines of disorder involving our supporters in national newspapers harms our club immensely, we will not tolerate any further bad publicity which affects the image of Kilbirnie Ladeside FC."

The club went onto explain the actions they will take.

They said: "Therefore, with immediate effect, those who engaged in Saturday's disorder, threw bottles on August 13, 2022 or is currently serving a suspended ban are banned from following the football club home and away for an indefinite period.

"For Saturday we will engage with Police Scotland and Transport Scotland to ensure no access to our game v St Cadoc's is accessible to those supporters. Moving forward we will liaise with our opponents on every away game and ensure access is denied.

"Over the past 14 months we have engaged and comprised with supporters to reach some common ground moving forward, we as a club and committee have been let down repeatedly, we have acknowledged individuals' efforts to raise funds for the club given due praise, however, any good is taken away by recent unsavoury events.

"There will be no further dialogue or compromise from the committee, if these individuals continue to seek access home or away even if there is one person who fails to adhere the committee will take the following steps; we will resign en-masse and resign from the West of Scotland Football League and Scottish Junior FA with immediate effect.

"We as a committee give up a great deal of valuable time to give our community a football club to be proud of, our reputation is being tarnished, we will not allow it to be harmed beyond repair hence the steps above or the padlocks will be placed on Valefield Park for good."

As a result of the continued disorder, the club announced later today, September 27, that their main sponsor, which has been associated with the club for over 20 years, has withdrawn their support.

J&D Pierce Contracts Ltd confirmed this withdrawal to the club which will be put in place with immediate effect.

A Ladeside statement on the situation said: "This morning the football club received notification from our main sponsor J&D Pierce that they are withdrawing their sponsorship with immediate effect.

"Their long statement is summarised by the following 'as a business we cannot be associated or connected with episodes of such disorder'.

"The club have been instructed to cease to wear any strips with the business logos, they are also removing their signs from the ground.

"Our association with this business goes back over 20 years."