Fans in away-match convoy shunt

STEVE DOWNES Scores of Norwich City fans had a frustrating end to a disappointing day on Saturday after three supporters' coaches crashed into each other on the way home from Stoke.

STEVE DOWNES

Scores of Norwich City fans had a frustrating end to a disappointing day on Saturday after three supporters' coaches crashed into each other on the way home from Stoke.

Having seen the Canaries go down

2-1 to a late goal, the coaches were a few minutes out of the city when the convoy was involved in a shunt - apparently triggered by a car pulling out in front of them.


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Two of the coaches had smashed windscreens, and fans had to wait for some time for replacement vehicles to ferry them back to Norfolk. They eventually arrived home at 1am.

Regular away-traveller Tom Sheard, 15, from Taverham, near Norwich, was on the third bus.

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He said: "We had to stay on the bus for half-an-hour then moved to a layby before we were eventually put on another one that took us back.

"We played well in the first half, but it went downhill in the second half - then that happened on the way home."

Paramedics went on to the buses to treat some passengers, but it is not thought anyone needed treatment.

Norwich City spokesman Joe Ferrari said: "I can confirm there was a slight accident involving two, possibly three of the coaches. As far as we are aware, there are no injuries and everybody returned to Norwich safely."

He said there would be no further comment until club officials had spoken to representatives of the coach firms involved.

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