Three Macclesfield Town fans were banned from football matches for their behaviour during a home loss to Chester FC.

Laurence Carr, from Congleton, and Michael Silverwood, from Gütersloh, Germany, both 22, used threatening or abusive words at the Blues’ away game on August 29.

Nathan Hulme, 19, from Holmes Chapel, admitted being drunk and disorderly at Moss Rose during Chester’s 2-1 win.

All three men cannot attend any match in the UK for three years after being handed Football Banning Orders.

They were convicted at Macclesfield Magistrates Court on December 17.

Sergeant Carl Capewell said: “Cheshire Police will not tolerate behaviour at football matches that puts other fans at risk.

“These convictions are clear warning that anyone looking to cause trouble at or in connection with games will be arrested and prosecuted.”

Craig Hobson’s injury-time winner gave Chester a dramatic victory and sent the Macclesfield fans home in shock.

Action from Macclesfield Town 1 Chester FC 2: Craig Hobson fires home the winner at the death
Action from Macclesfield Town 1 Chester FC 2: Craig Hobson fires home the winner at the death

Carr and Silverwood admitted charges of threatening or abusive words or behaviour, while Hulme pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly.

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The men contested the banning orders, but magistrates agreed they were necessary after hearing evidence from Cheshire Police dedicated football officer PC Shayne Smith.

Carr was fined £90, Hulme £40 and Silverwood £110.

The trio must also each pay £255 costs and hand their passports to police when the England football team play abroad.

Another man, Jack Johnson, 22, was bailed to appear back before magistrates on May 12, 2016.

Macclesfield visit the Vauxhall Lookers Stadium for the reverse fixture against Chester on December 28.