National League Statement | Outcome of FA Appeals

By Oliver Osborn

The FA has today published the outcomes of appeals from a number of clubs against sanctions by the National League during the 2020/21 season.

An independent Appeal Board considered three appeals on 29 April 2021 against sanctions from the National League for failing to fulfil fixtures by Blyth Spartans FC, Farsley Celtic FC and Spennymoor Town FC.

The independent Appeal Board ordered the below varied terms to their original sanctions following agreement by the National League and the respective clubs:

  • Blyth Spartans FC: 50% of their £6,000 fine is now suspended. Their suspended two point deduction remains;
  • Farsley Celtic FC: 50% of their £4,200 fine is now suspended. Their suspended two point deduction remains;
  • Spennymoor Town FC: 50% of their £4,200 fine is now suspended. Their suspended two point deduction remains.

An independent Appeal Board heard 11 further appeals between 03 June 2021 and 11 June 2021 against sanctions from the National League for failing to fulfil fixtures by the following clubs:

  • Alfreton Town
  • Bath City
  • Bradford (Park Avenue)
  • Chippenham Town
  • Curzon Ashton
  • Darlington
  • Dover Athletic
  • Dulwich Hamlet
  • Kettering Town
  • Slough Town
  • Southport

The National League will make no further comment.

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