Eastbourne Borough assistant Hugo Langton praised the calm temperament of young Bournemouth loanee keeper Jordan Holmes after a fiery midweek loss at Maidenhead.
Holmes, 19, was allegedly pelted with beer bottles, coins and sprayed with beer by a group of Maidenhead supporters gathered behind his goal.
Langton said, “He was booked for supposed time-wasting and after that the fans were on to him. He had three bottles thrown at him, two coins and he was sprayed with beer. He’s only a young lad but he dealt with it amazingly well. He’s a laid back Aussie and he took it all in his stride - full credit to him.
“It was though, too much and there could have been a serious incident. The last thing we want to see is players being put in danger.”
Maidenhead secretary Ken Chandler added, “I was not aware of any bottles or coins thrown on to the pitch. I think a carton may have come on to the side of the pitch at some stage. As far as I know there was nothing in the referee’s report to suggest such a thing took place. It was a well-contested match and the crowd went along with that. We had a number of stewards in place within that section.
“There were a few incidents of time wasting and the crowd reacted to that but if a bottle or a coin was thrown then obviously that’s not something we would condone.
“But I’m not aware of any such incident.”