Statement from Board of Directors
The Club are able to report that following a Bostik Appeal Board meeting on the 4th April 2018, to consider the charge (which the club accepted) that the above-mentioned player was ineligible when selected, a fine of £100 has been imposed. Due to the compelling mitigating circumstances advanced, no points were deducted and no order made that matches be replayed.
We thank our legal team for their representations made on our behalf and the Bostik League for the professional manner in dealing with this issue.
Given the player also appeared in matches in the FA Cup and FA Trophy, the club does face a further hearing later in the month before the FA. Until that hearing has been held and the outcome reported, the club will not comment any further on this matter, the nature of the player's ineligibility or the mitigating circumstances at play.
Updated 14:48 - 10 Apr 2018 by Alfie Gates