Tranent FC has apologised to opposition fans after supporter disruption at the club’s South Challenge Cup tie against East Kilbride on Saturday.

East Kilbride ran out 2-1 winners in the semi-final at Foresters Park on Saturday, but the game was clouded by “unacceptable incidents” of fan disruption, according to the club.

In a statement, Tranent FC said that it did not condone the disruption caused by some young supporters and would take “appropriate action” against those involved.

A spokesperson for the club said: “Tranent FC do not condone the unacceptable incidents that took place at [Saturday’s] game.

“The club have been engaging with community partners this season to try and address this unwelcome behaviour at our matches.

“Further engagement will be made this week with all those involved, with appropriate action to follow imminently.

“In the meantime, the club would like to apologise unreservedly for any distress caused to all true supporters and in particular to our friends and colleagues from East Kilbride FC.”

In a statement, East Kilbride thanked Tranent for their support, insisting that they did not believe the offenders represented the club.

The club said: “East Kilbride Football Club share the sentiment of Tranent FC and have been assured that immediate actions will be taken against the group of young people who attempted to disrupt yesterday’s well-contested cup tie.

“We wish to express our thanks to the staff, committee members and supporters who helped to prevent potential further incidents.

“East Kilbride FC do not believe this group to be an accurate representation of the hard-working and dedicated people at Tranent FC.”