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Clubs escape punishment for derby incident
1:10pm Thursday 5th September 2013 in Sport By Steve Carley - Midlands Sports Journalist of the Year 2013, @stevecarleyWN
NEITHER Worcester City or Gloucester City will face further action over the mass brawl that marred their Skrill North derby last month.
The match at Whaddon Road on August 20, which Worcester lost 2-1, saw red cards shown to both City left-back Shabir Khan and Tigers captain Matt Coupe following an off-the-ball incident in the second-half.
Players and coaches from both sides also clashed in the aftermath, with several disappearing down the tunnel amid a lengthy stoppage.
Shabir and Coupe were given three-game bans for violent conduct but the Football Association have decide that is sufficient.
A Worcester club statement said: "Further to the incidents which occurred during the 20th August 2013 game against Gloucester City, the Football Association has considered the matter and will not be taking any formal disciplinary action. The board consider the matter is now closed."
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