THERE were a ‘very small' number of disturbances at Chester FC’s derby match against Tranmere Rovers on Saturday, police say.

The fixture has a history of crowd trouble so a large policing operation was put in place across the city and around the Swansway Stadium.

But the match - which Tranmere won 2-0 to relegate Chester - passed off relatively peacefully with just one arrest.

Superintendent Debbie Hooper of Cheshire Police said: “While there were a very small number of disturbances during and after the match, these were all dealt with swiftly and the majority of fans were well behaved. Overall, we were pleased to see that both sets of supporters enjoyed the match in the right spirit and we thank them, as well as both clubs and our other partners, for their co-operation and support.”

In total officers arrested just one person, an 19-year-old man from Flintshire. He has since been issued with a penalty notice for disorder. In addition two people were ejected from the ground during the match. A crowd of more than 3,100 - including 1,800 visiting supporters - attended.