THE Cornwall FA has charged St Blazey following crowd troubles in their match at Falmouth Town on Saturday.

The club has been charged for an alleged breach of FA Rule E20 - failure to ensure Players and/or Officials and/or Spectators conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.

As reported by the Packet, police were called to Town's Bickland Park ground twice on Saturday.

On Sunday, a spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police told the Packet that officers were first called to the Bickland Park ground at around 3pm to reports of men fighting and one person carrying a pyrotechnic device.

The device – a smoke bomb – was lit and, police said, one man was removed from the ground for disorderly behaviour.

Police were then called again at around 4.30pm to reports of around a dozen men fighting.

A 33-year-old Plymouth man was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage after a pint glass was allegedly thrown at a car.

On Monday morning police said he was released and no further action was taken.

A statement from the Cornwall FA read: "Cornwall FA has now completed its investigation into the incidents at the Falmouth Town v St Blazey AFC Kitchen Kit Peninsula League game on Saturday 25th January. Having received several statements and spoken at length with the match officials and the Devon & Cornwall Police we will be taking the following action:

"St Blazey AFC – Charged for an alleged Breach of FA Rule E20 (Failed to ensure Players and/or Officials and/or Spectators conducted themselves in an orderly fashion).

It added: "St Blazey will have two weeks to respond to the charge and until this case has been concluded it would be inappropriate to make any further comment."

Rule E20 states that each affiliated Association, Competition and Club shall be responsible for ensuring: (a) that its directors, players, officials, employees, servants, representatives, spectators, and all persons purporting to be its supporters or followers, conduct themselves in an orderly fashion and refrain from any one or combination of the following: improper, violent, threatening, abusive, indecent, insulting or provocative words or behaviour, (including, without limitation, where any such conduct, words or behaviour includes a reference, whether express or implied, to any one or more of ethnic origin, colour, race, nationality, religion or belief, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation or disability) whilst attending at or taking part in a Match in which it is involved, whether on its own ground or elsewhere.

Town won the South West Peninsula League Premier West match 5-0, with two goals from each of Luke Johnson and Luke Brabyn and a further strike from Martyn Duff.