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Pitch invasion and injured police at Bristol derby

Twelve people have been arrested and police officers injured after Bristol City and Bristol Rovers met at Ashton Gate last night. At the end of the game police say fans got on to the pitch and officers worked with stewards to bring them under control.

Known hooligans attached to both clubs were identified and arrested. Three police officers who were injured have received medical treatment. Their injuries aren't thought to be serious.

FT: Bristol City 2 - 1 Bristol Rovers

Joe Bryan scores City's winner. Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Bristol City have beaten local rivals Bristol Rovers 2-1 in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy at Ashton Gate this evening.

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas put the hosts ahead in the 12th minute with a long-range strike.

Rovers equalised just before the hour mark when Mark McChrystal headed in a free-kick.

But Bristol-born Joe Bryan struck an impressive winner to send City through to the second round.

Bristol City's Joe Bryan tussles with Bristol Rovers defender Michael Smith (left) during the Johnstones Paint Trophy match at Ashton Gate. Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire


Up to 18,000 City and Rovers fans head to the Gate


Rovers to face Yeovil in Johnstone's Paint Trophy

Bristol Rovers have been drawn against West Country rivals Yeovil in the first round of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

The two sides will meet at the Memorial Stadium in the first week of September.

Elsewhere, Swindon travel to fierce rivals Oxford, while Cheltenham received a 'bye' into the next round.

The first round draw was made earlier today.

Swindon Town get their own sausages ahead of cup final

The S.T.F.C sausages have been a huge success with Paolo Di Canio and the club's Chief Executive Credit: ITV West

Local butcher and lifelong Swindon fan Andrew Butler has produced a special sausage to mark Swindon Town's appearance in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final this Sunday. The S.T.F.C sausages have proved so popular that Andrew says he plans to keep selling them after the final at Wembley.

Swindon's manager Paolo Di Canio has tried them and Chief Executive Nicholas Watkins has been to the shop in Fairford to stock up.

Elsewhere, the club have opened a second shop in the town centre to cope with demand for kit and memorabilia.

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