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Bristol City were last night charged by the FA after the crowd violence which marred Sunday's derby with Bristol Rovers at Ashton Gate.

Rovers players were allegedly assaulted by home fans after the final whistle of the 1-1 draw.

Rovers fans had spilled on to the pitch to celebrate Peter Beadle's injury-time equaliser, and mounted police had to restore order.

When the full-time whistle went, home fans responded by rushing on to the pitch and chasing the Rovers players as they raced to the dressing- room.

It was the attacks on the players which concerned Lancaster Gate. City have been charged under two articles of FA rules relating to their failure to control spectators, and are determined to fight them.
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Dec 18, 1996
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