The Football Association will take no action against Chesterfield FC following a pitch invasion during last month’s home game against Bury.
The Spireites made headlines for all the wrong reasons following the clash - which ended in a 3-2 defeat as a punch was thrown at Bury goalkeeper Cameron Belford by one of the spectators.
After the match, a 13-year-old boy was arrested and charged with assault, along with a 16-year-old youth suspected of a public order offence and a 38-year-old man.
The quick action taken by the club in identifying people involved, the increase in the number of match day stewards, and the issue of a clear warning to fans about future behaviour, seems to have had a positive result.
Although sanctions have been avoided, the FA does reserve the right to return to the matter if there are any further reports of spectator misconduct at the B2net Stadium in the future.
Chesterfield chairman Barrie Hubbard said: “In football terms we have been yellow-carded but it could have been so much worse because the FA has a wide range of sanctions at its disposal.
“The strong line the club has taken in conjunction with the police, and the clear warning to fans about future behaviour, which was so impeccably observed at the Gillingham game, has clearly all been taken into account.
“The fans have shown they can behave and celebrate in a responsible manner and this has set the standard now expected at all future matches.”
To date, the club has issued stadium bans to 17 persons so far identified to have been involved in misconduct at the Bury game and further investigations continue..