Football fans found an inventive way to deal with delayed away day trains by getting cans of cider delivered to the carriage door.

West Ham fans saw supplies of alcohol dry up after their crowded train to Brighton faced delays.

Rather than facing the rest of the trip sober, they arranged for an UberEats driver to meet them at one of their stops with fresh cans delivered straight to the platform.

Jordan Sullivan, the mastermind behind the plan, placed the delivery before ringing the driver to secure their drop off.

After arriving at Three Bridges railway station, Jordan was able to hop out of the carriage to pick up his order and jump back on the train before it left the station.

The plan was almost scuppered before the drop off as confusion about which platform the train would arrive at meant the fans nearly missed their delivery.

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Despite the confusion, Jordan was able to meet the driver on the platform and secured the Strongbow for the journey ahead.

His friend Daniel, who filmed the successful mission, described the plan as the “only highlight of our day” after watching The Hammers getting hammered by Albion at the Amex.

Brighton came away from the match convincing 4-0 winners after goals from Alexis MacAllister, Joel Veltman, Danny Welbeck and Kaoru Mitoma helped continue the push for European football.

Trains to the south coast were delayed throughout the day on Saturday due to a signalling failure on the Brighton Mainline.

Services faced delays of up to an hour due to the fault which affected trains heading from Bedford and Cambridge to Brighton.