Clubs handed FA charge
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The FA has charged Shrewsbury and Chester with failing to control their players.
The Football Association has charged both Shrewsbury Town and Chester City with failing to control their players on Saturday.
The Shrews defeated Chester 2-1 at Gay Meadow in a League Two contest that was full of incident.
Players from both clubs were involved in a melee at the final whistle after Chester's Jamie Hand crudely brought down Shrewsbury's Derek Asamoah with a late sliding tackle.
The challenge sparked angry scenes between both players, with Shrewsbury's Sagi Burton given a three-match ban after being sent off for allegedly striking a Chester player in the incident.
Both clubs will now have until December 13 to respond to charges brought by The FA.
English football's governing body is investigating reports that Chester chairman Stephen Vaughan was involved in a post-match tunnel incident at Gay Meadow.
Meanwhile, Shrews boss Gary Peters believes the melee and Burton's sending off were 'blown up out of proportion'.
"Derek Asamoah was tackled by two players, one from the front and one from behind," Peters said.
"The player from behind went in with a two-footed tackle that ended up going over the top of Derek's shoulders.
"There was a bit of afters between the players and Sagi ran over to stop it. He put his arms around one of the players to stop them hitting out and the player has grabbed him below the waist.
"It's hard for a man to take another man grabbing his nether regions. Sagi's reacted by pushing the player away and the referee's said he saw him punching the player and gave him a straight red.
"Anyone running to the scene was only running there to stop anything happening and it just seems to have been blown up out of proportion."