Cobblers fined by the FA after failing to control their players in Orient draw

Club admitted to two charges following heated end to Brisbane Road clash

Friday, 31st January 2020, 5:57 pm
Updated Friday, 31st January 2020, 6:04 pm
Tempers boiled over in a heated end to Northampton's recent draw at Leyton Orient

Cobblers have been fined £3,000 after admitting to two counts of failing to control their players during the closing minutes of their 1-1 draw at Leyton Orient earlier this month.

The first incident came when several players surrounded referee Alan Young following his highly dubious decision to penalise Scott Wharton for handball and award Orient a penalty.

Northampton, as well as Orient, were also charged when 17 players clashed after Josh Wright converted from the spot, resulting in red cards for Wharton and James Dayton.

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An FA statement read: "Leyton Orient FC and Northampton Town FC have been fined £3,000 each following their EFL League Two fixture on Tuesday 21 January 2020.

"Northampton Town FC admitted failing to ensure its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion during the 84th minute when they surrounded the match official. The club also admitted failing to ensure its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative and/or violent behaviour during the 85th minute.

"Leyton Orient FC admitted failing to ensure its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative and/or violent behaviour during the 85th minute."