Image 1 of 1


A woman on a bicycle dressed in a Father Christmas suit waiting to cross a line of police officers in a closed-off street outside Fratton Park stadium before Portsmouth take on local rivals Southampton in a Championship fixture. Around 3000 away fans were taken directly to the game in a fleet of buses in a police operation known as the "coach bubble" to avoid the possibility of disorder between rival fans. The match ended in a one-all draw watched by a near capacity crowd of 19,879.