Bristol football derby

Bristol City take on Bristol Rovers at Ashton Gate in the city's first professional derby in seven years, the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

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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

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