Charlton Athletic have been handed a fine by the Football Association (FA) for the failure to control their players during a recent League One clash with Crewe Alexandra. In a statement from the FA on Friday, London team Charlton were given a £3,000 fine for the failure to make sure that their players behaved well during the league meeting with Crewe Alexandra last week Wednesday.

The Charlton players were furious with the match officials after they were denied the opportunity to take a point from the Crewe game. The Addicks thought they had secured a 2-2 draw with a late equaliser when Elliott Lee scored in the 95th minute via a deflection only for the goal to be ruled out for offside. The aftermath of the disallowed goal was a protest from the Charlton Athletic players to the match officials led by centre referee Robert Lewis. In the end, Crewe Alexandra held on to the 2-1 win to condemn the Addicks to a third straight league defeat.

Crewe Alexandra were able to return to winning ways in English League One thanks to the 2-1 home win over the Addicks. It was a nervy win for Crewe as they could have easily lost two points at the end of the game. Crewe Alexandra suffered a disappointing 4-1 loss at Burton Albion on New Year’s Day in their last league game before they played hosts to the Addicks and they were able to recover from the Burton defeat with the win over the London team.

The win over Charlton was a vital one for Crewe Alexandra who have spent the majority of this season in the relegation zone as far as League One football is concerned. Crewe still have a lot of work to do to ensure that they are not demoted to League Two at the end of this season.