Leyton Orient and Northampton Town have both been charged by the Football Association following the mass melee that broke out in the closing stages of Tuesday night’s 1-1 draw.

James Dayton and Northampton’s Scott Wharton were both sent off after getting involved in a confrontation, sparking the melee, when the O’s player tried to retrieve the ball after Josh Wright had equalised from the penalty spot.

The charges were announced via the FA’s @FAspokesperson account on Twitter.

The thread reads: "@leytonorientfc and @ntfc have been charged with one breach of FA Rule E20 and two breaches of FA Rule E20 respectively following their EFL League Two fixture on 21 January 2020.

"It is alleged that Northampton Town FC failed to ensure its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion during the 84th minute when they surrounded the match official.

"In addition, it is alleged that both clubs failed to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative and/or violent behaviour during the 85th minute.

"Both clubs have until 29 January 2020 to provide their respective responses."