WITTON Albion face nothing worse than a reprimand following fights between their players and Bishop Auckland's at the end of the game at Wincham Park on Saturday.
While the FA could fine the club or even close the ground, it seems likely Albion will get nothing more than a rap over the knuckles.
Crucial to any disciplinary action is the report of referee Mark Hughes.
Witton chairman Mike Worthington said: 'I talked to him later and he did not seem to hold either club accountable. He talked of an ongoing melee but could not identify any specific players.
'He had no complaint about our stewarding.'
The fracas started in the tunnel and spilled back on to the pitch at the end of a game Albion won 1-0.
While tempers were beginning to fray towards the
final whistle, the match was uneventful and gave no indication trouble might suddenly erupt.
At least one headbutt and several punches were aimed, but there was more threat and abuse than violence.
'There was no problem between the teams in the clubhouse afterwards,' said Worthington, who is mindful of the return in Durham in three weeks' time.
'Discipline is important to me and we will be looking at our own players and management and see if we need to take any action,' he added.
Meanwhile, Albion are close to signing leading goalscorer Mike Moseley on a new contract.
The striker could be a free agent in the summer and Albion are anxious to tie him down with an improved deal.
'I think we are close to an agreement,' said Worthington. nWitton have three games in six days - at Winsford United tonight in the Mid Cheshire Senior Cup semi-finals, with extra time and penalties if necessary; at Farsley Celtic on Saturday and at home to Bamber Bridge on Monday, both in the UniBond League and both kicking off at 3pm. nFormer Witton Albion player Terry Dunn has died.
He emerged as a promising player with Mid Cheshire Schoolboys and became a member of the Manchester United youth team, later joining Witton for whom he played during the 1960s.
He rejoined the club as a youth coach in the 1980s.
His cousin, well known Witton supporter Alan Lowe, said: 'You will not find anyone with a bad word to say of this lovely man. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.'