Whitehawk have seen their attendance rise since the season started, with Albion

fans going in search of their local football fix.

However, with the club only being allowed 400 fans in the ground commercial and marketing manager Kevin Miller admits it has led to problems on the day.

He said: “We have been turning people away.

“I know it has come as a consequence of what is going on and we can’t be too blase about it, but the interest in grassroots football has increased and we are getting a lot of Albion fans, students and younger people who have not to been to a non-league game before.

“I’ve seen a few people behaving as they do at the Amex, trying to drink up their beers before they go to watch the game and then realising they don’t need to.

“There is also the switching ends at half-time, things like this is for people that have not been to a non league game.”

Albion fans who have been to Whitehawk would have been able to see a former fans’ favourite in action in Adam El Abd and Miller admits that has helped to bring fans in.

He said: “There has been a bit of interest. Our last home game was sponsored by the North Stand Collective, who are a bunch of Albion fans who want to put their message out and support other teams.”

Miller has stressed the best way to secure a ticket for future home games is by heading to whitehawkfc.com