After the last night’s football game between local rivals Bristol City and Bristol Rovers at the Ashton Gate , fans invaded the pitch and police had to react..
Although these two teams are playing in different leagues, Bristol City in the third league and Bristol Rovers in the fourth league, draw connected them to each other in the first round of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy. It was the their first mutual encounter in seven years, and it ended ingloriously.
After the final whistle, in a match that Bristol City won 2-1, fans of both teams invaded the pitch and police were forced to react.
12 individuals Police arrested, and Police and stewards had to be on-hand to keep all down. The conflict between fan groups occurred and in front of the stadium, and three police officers needed medical attention for minor injuries.