A MAN has been charged after a pitch invasion at the County Ground on Saturday.

Swindon Town and Bristol Rovers fans had to be kept apart by police before and after the weekend’s match, with pubs and roads closed and horseback riders called in from Devon and Cornwall and Thames Valley.

Wiltshire Police have now confirmed that they arrested three people on Saturday in connection with the match. Since then, one person has been charged.

Jaxson Paul Darren Marsh, of Woodwell Road, Shirehampton, Bristol, was arrested for an alleged pitch invasion during Saturday’s derby match and was also found in possession of suspected Class A drugs.

The 24-year-old was given a formal caution for possession of Class A drugs, and conditional bail for the alleged pitch invasion.

He is due to appear before Swindon Magistrates’ Court on February 23.

Also arrested on Saturday was one person linked to an earlier public order offence at the Robins’ game with Manchester City earlier this month.

Police also arrested another person for a public order offence.

Officers kept the home and away team supporters apart to keep disorder to a minimum as a huge array of officers, vans, cars, mobile CCTV units and horseback riders from Wiltshire, Devon and Cornwall, and Thames Valley Police funnelled the flow of football lovers to and from the County Ground.

The two sides shared a 1-1 draw on the pitch, with 3,000 Rovers fans making their way along the M4 to support their side.