Minor clashes but huge police presence in Exeter prevents major incidents at Plymouth game
Scores of police in Exeter city centre prevented any serious disorder among fans in the Devon derby.
A major police operation was launched to ensure the clash between Exeter City and arch rivals Plymouth Argyle passed largely peacefully.
Around 1,200 Plymouth fans descended on Exeter for the lunchtime clash at St James's Park which the Grecians won 3-1.
Plymouth fans arrived early, and there were heavy police numbers to meet them.
At Exeter St David's Station dozens of police were present from around 9am to keep any rival fans intent on causing trouble apart.
Plymouth fans arriving at the station were greeted with a wall of police to escort them to pubs and eventually to the ground.
Suupporters coaches from Plymouth were given a police escort to the ground ahead of the 1pm kick off.
Mounted police patrolled the city centre and scores of officers were deployed near the ground.
There were several outbreaks of violence as fans clashed near the Duke of York pub in Sidwell Street.
And the police helicoptor monitored events from the air by flying low above the city centre throughout the day.
But the operation has appeared to be a big success, with few major incidents reported.