Carlisle United have been fined £1,000 by the Football Association over an incident in their recent defeat at Sutton.

The Blues and their opponents were charged with failing to ensure their players acted in an orderly fashion amid a second-half flashpoint.

Both United and Sutton accepted the charge, and though Sutton contested the standard penalty amount, both clubs were fined £1,000 each.

It concerned a 55th-minute incident during the Blues' 4-0 defeat at Gander Green Lane.

It saw a melee of jostling players after a foul by United's Manasse Mampala on Sutton's Joe Kizzi.

Mampala was booked for the challenge while United's Brennan Dickenson and Sutton's Ben Goodliffe were booked for their part in the angry scuffles that followed.

The FA found both Sutton and Carlisle in breach of FA Rule E20.1 over the incident in the September 25 game in south London.

United had confirmed last week that they would not be contesting the charge and would accept the standard penalty.

Sutton accepted the charge but contested the penalty, but their appeal was thrown out by an independent regulatory commission, the FA announced today.

United have not commented on the fine.