POLICE officers, dogs and mounted units were deployed to Weymouth FC’s away FA Cup qualifying match against Yeovil Town following reports of disorder.

Avon and Somerset Police confirmed the incidents involved a small number of people both prior to and after the 1-1 draw on Saturday, October 16.

Speaking after the match police in the county said: "Violence at sporting events will not be tolerated by Avon and Somerset Police and we are working with the club to identify those involved.”

Fixtures between Weymouth and Yeovil are considered a derby and so can lead to increased tensions when the sides meet.

The match on Saturday ended 1-1 following a last gasp strike from Terras Tom Bearwish in the fourth minute of injury time, meaning the teams will now play a replay match in Dorset to decide who competes in the first round of the FA Cup.

Avon and Somerset Police have since launched an appeal regarding the reports of disorders asking anyone with information to contact them via 101 quoting reference 487 of October 16.