WARRINGTON Wolves have banned a number of fans from attending their games following crowd trouble at the Wire’s derby clash with Widnes Vikings.

Two smoke bombs were set off in the away end concourse at half time of Warrington 10-18 win at the Halton Stadium, filling the area with smoke.

Another flare was thrown onto the stadium’s artificial pitch from the West Stand after the match.

Four fans have now been banned from Warrington Wolves games following the incidents.

One man has been banned from attending any of the club’s games – home or away – for life, while three other males have been banned from the Halliwell Jones Stadium until 2020.

A club spokesman said: “Warrington Wolves can confirm the club has issued a series of banning orders following the crowd incidents at the recent Widnes Vikings away fixture at the Halton Stadium.

“The club and the sport of rugby league will not tolerate the behaviour displayed and will not allow a small minority to overshadow the fantastic true supporters at Warrington Wolves.

“The club has worked with Widnes to successfully identify the offenders.

“One male has received a life ban from all Warrington home and away fixtures, following on from a previous offence in which a short-term ban was issued.

“A further three males have received two-year bans from the Halliwell Jones Stadium until 2020.

“The club would like to thank supporters for their cooperation in assisting with identifying these offenders and for the continued support of the club and team.”

Speaking after the game, Warrington Wolves chief executive Karl Fitzpatrick condemned the actions of the ‘small minority’ of spectators and said that the club intended to root out the culprits.

He said: “Our club will not tolerate this behaviour – we are working with Widnes to identify culprits.

“Such acts are not welcome at any rugby league stadium.

“We will not allow a small minority to overshadow the fantastic true supporters we have at Warrington Wolves.”