FOREST GREEN has warned that it will issue bans to those that attempt to cheat the system using incorrect tickets.

The League Two club led an initiative to uncover those using incorrect ticket categories, revealing more than 50 supporters entered The New Lawn wrongfully using discounted tickets.

A club spokesman said:  "After several weeks of CCTV investigation, we undertook a check of ticketing across all stands at The New Lawn last weekend.

“Regrettably, we found widespread abuse of our ticketing discounts, including those intended for young fans.

“More than 50 people were caught in home areas using incorrect ticket categories.

“We also found two adult supporters who had purchased season tickets for minors – these have now been permanently cancelled.

“We also want to remind fans of the terms and conditions around lending your season ticket to someone else. We encourage this – but there are rules attached.

“The season ticket owner to needs to email ahead of matchday, with the subject line 'Season Ticket Authorisation' – with your seat and row number and home address, as well as the name and address of the person you are lending your season ticket.  They need to be in the same ticket category as you.

“Over 3,100 fans attended Saturday’s game and paid the fair price for admission – please purchase the correct ticket.  Money spent at The New Lawn is reinvested into the club and facilities for you.”