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Football: Rovers and Yeovil through to next round of JPT

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Bristol Rovers and Yeovil have made it through to the next round of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

Rovers beat Wycombe 2-0 thanks to first half goals from Matty Taylor and Jermaine Easter.

Yeovil beat Coventry 4-3 on penalties after the match finished goal-less.

However, Swindon are out after losing to bitter rivals Oxford.

Cheltenham Town are the new leaders of the National League after drawing 1-all with Braintree. Billy Waters rescued a point for the Robins with a goal in injury time.

Tickets for Bristol City's Wembley appearance go on sale

Tickets for Bristol City's Johnstone's Paint Trophy final against Walsall at Wembley will go on general sale today.

Bristol City season ticket holders have had a week to buy their tickets - and 21,000 have already been sold.

The remainder of the 39,000 tickets allocated to each team's supporters will be on sale to the general public from eight o clock this morning.

Bristol City fan Oskar Pycroft will lead out the team at Wembley Credit: Bristol Sport


ARCHIVE: A look back at Bristol City's JPT triumphs

The Johnstone's Paint Trophy is a competition which City have been very successful in since it was created in the mid 1980s.

The Ashton Gate club have won the trophy twice and finished runners-up twice.

Our reporter Tim Walsh takes us on a journey through our archives:

Matt Smith takes Bristol City a step closer to Wembley

Bristol City's Matt Smith celebrates scoring at the Priestfield Stadium Credit: PA

Bristol City are a step closer to Wembley after winning 4-2 at Gillingham in the first leg of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy area final.

The home side went ahead in the 6th minute, but Matt Smith responded with all four of City's goals. He's now scored seven times since joining on loan from Fulham.

No date has been confirmed yet for the return leg at Ashton Gate.

Report: Trouble at Bristol derby match

19 people have been arrested so far after trouble erupted at last night's football clash between arch rivals Bristol City and Bristol Rovers.

Police and stewards were also injured in the violence after the final whistle.

It flared when the game finished and some City fans spilled onto the pitch at Ashton Gate and ran towards the Rovers end. And there was trouble outside the ground too. Richard Payne reports

Richard Payne's report contains mobile phone footage courtesy of the Bristol Post


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Bristol City manager condemns 'disgraceful' violence

Bristol City manager Sean O'Driscoll said that although the match against Bristol Rovers was "tremendous", violence which broke out after the football derby was "disgraceful".

Mr O'Driscoll added: "That's what people will now be talking about...players were disappointed as well. The game was played in good spirit, competitive but not overzealous. We wanted the supporters to act in the same manner but unfortunately they didn't".

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