Dorset Police on Cherries and Leeds United match schedule

POLICE could make a request to move Cherries’ home game with Leeds United after it was due to take place on the weekend of early May next year.

Hundreds of Leeds fans went wild in 1990 in one of the worst riots ever seen in the Dorset city.

Leeds cruised to a 1-0 win at Dean Court which secured the Yorkshire club’s return to the top flight and relegated Harry Redknapp’s Cherries to third place.

Over £1million in damage was caused across the city and over 100 arrests were made when the ill-fated game took place 32 years ago over a bank holiday weekend.

Five of the six matches between the two sides since, including all three of the Cherries’ home games, have been on midweek evenings.

Scott Parker’s side are currently set to host Leeds at the Premier League’s Vitality Stadium on Saturday April 29, with the bank holiday falling on Monday May 1.

A Dorset Police spokeswoman said: ‘As with all AFC Bournemouth matches, Dorset Police have been consulted on fixture dates.

“We will assess and monitor the progress of the season and may make representation to the authorities to modify the home game against Leeds United in April 2023 if necessary.

“Each football match is assessed on the basis of the most up-to-date information. Information will be shared with AFC Bournemouth as the season progresses and any decision to request a change of match date will be agreed jointly with the club. .

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