Hibs fan admits trying to punch Lee Wallace of Rangers

Police lined the pitch as trouble broke out
Police lined the pitch as trouble broke out

A HIBS fan has admitted trying to punch Rangers player Lee Wallace during the pitch invasion after last year’s Scottish Cup final.

A court heard that Dale Pryde climbed over fencing, ran towards the defender, acted aggressively and tried to punch him on the body on May 21 at Hampden Park.

He also ran towards opposing supporters as well as assaulting Jordan Gilmour by punching him on the head after the match that saw Hibs beat Rangers 3-2.

The 20-year-old also pleaded guilty to assaulting Megan Boyd by hitting her on the body with a chair.

Pryde, from Balerno, initially appeared on petition at Glasgow Sheriff Court last June.

Prosecutors reduced the case to a summary complaint and he appeared yesterday for his first public appearance. He pleaded guilty to a charge, contrary to the Offensive Behaviour at Football Act, and the two assault charges.

Sheriff Tony Kelly QC deferred sentence until later this month for reports.