Derby day game seems to pass without major clashes

Fans ahead of the NCFC v Ipswich Town FC derby match.
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Fans ahead of the NCFC v Ipswich Town FC derby match. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

As fans leave Carrow Road after a 1-1 draw in the East Anglian Derby, the day seems to have passed without major incident.

A programme seller ahead of the NCFC v Ipswich Town FC derby match.
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A programme seller ahead of the NCFC v Ipswich Town FC derby match. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

While police have said they're not aware of anything serious, those at the game reported seeing a few scuffles both outside the stadium on the way in, and in the ground itself.

Early in the second half, when a Norwich goal was disallowed, a smoke bomb was thrown from the snakepit, leading to a Norwich fan being ejected from the ground.

And when Ipswich scored some fans tried to get onto the pitch, resulting in them also being told to leave.

Outside, after the match, there was a slight clash between fans which police dealt with, splitting them up quickly.

Fans ahead of the NCFC v Ipswich Town FC derby match.
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Fans ahead of the NCFC v Ipswich Town FC derby match. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

The officer in charge of policing today's game, Chief Superintendent Dave Marshall said it was only a tiny minority of people they would be focussing on.A policing operation involving more than 300 officers from both counties was designed with the aim of keeping people safe and to assist travelling fans from the train station and coach park to the stadium.


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And specialist units such as mounted officers, dog handlers, and air support are available to support the police.

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Fans ahead of the NCFC v Ipswich Town FC derby match. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

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Ipswich fans are ushered into the ground ahead of the NCFC v Ipswich Town FC derby match.
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Ipswich fans are ushered into the ground ahead of the NCFC v Ipswich Town FC derby match. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Ipswich fans are ushered into the ground ahead of the NCFC v Ipswich Town FC derby match.
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Ipswich fans are ushered into the ground ahead of the NCFC v Ipswich Town FC derby match. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Fans ahead of the NCFC v Ipswich Town FC derby match.
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Ipswich fans are ushered into the ground ahead of the NCFC v Ipswich Town FC derby match.
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Ipswich fans are ushered into the ground ahead of the NCFC v Ipswich Town FC derby match. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Ipswich fans are ushered into the ground ahead of the NCFC v Ipswich Town FC derby match.
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Ipswich fans are ushered into the ground ahead of the NCFC v Ipswich Town FC derby match. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Fans ahead of the NCFC v Ipswich Town FC derby match.
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Fans ahead of the NCFC v Ipswich Town FC derby match. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Fans ahead of the NCFC v Ipswich Town FC derby match.
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Fans ahead of the NCFC v Ipswich Town FC derby match. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Fans ahead of the NCFC v Ipswich Town FC derby match.
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Fans ahead of the NCFC v Ipswich Town FC derby match. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Fans ahead of the NCFC v Ipswich Town FC derby match.
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Fans ahead of the NCFC v Ipswich Town FC derby match. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Fans ahead of the NCFC v Ipswich Town FC derby match.
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Fans ahead of the NCFC v Ipswich Town FC derby match. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Fans ahead of the NCFC v Ipswich Town FC derby match.
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Fans ahead of the NCFC v Ipswich Town FC derby match. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Fans ahead of the NCFC v Ipswich Town FC derby match.
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Fans ahead of the NCFC v Ipswich Town FC derby match. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

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Fans ahead of the NCFC v Ipswich Town FC derby match. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

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Fans ahead of the NCFC v Ipswich Town FC derby match. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Fans ahead of the NCFC v Ipswich Town FC derby match.
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Fans ahead of the NCFC v Ipswich Town FC derby match. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

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Fans ahead of the NCFC v Ipswich Town FC derby match. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Fans ahead of the NCFC v Ipswich Town FC derby match.
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Fans ahead of the NCFC v Ipswich Town FC derby match. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

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