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It won't make up for the FA Vase, but Godmanchester are on a triple trophy trail

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Goddy are in one cup final, another semi and a title race

It might not quite be the FA Vase, but Chris Hyem is determined to land some silverware with Godmanchester Rovers after helping them through to the final of the Hinchingbrooke Cup.

Goddy were left heartbroken last month when they reached the last 16 of the Vase, only to be kicked out after fielding an ineligible player in the previous round.

Hyem was the player in question, having fallen foul of a new FA rule which dictates any player who accumulates two bookings would sit out the next round.

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sporting Khalsa

Today (Thursday) the Football Association ruled that Godmanchester Rovers had fielded an illegible player in their 1-0 fourth round victory against Sporting Khalsa 19 days ago. Chris Hyem, booked in two previous rounds, should have been suspended as per a new rule introduced at the start of the season.

The FA have, as a result, removed Godmanchester from the competition and reinstated Sporting Khalsa.

This decision is subject to an appeal. If there is no appeal, or the decision is upheld, Khalsa will travel to face Sholing FC on Saturday February 2.


Club Statement: FA Vase


Godmanchester Rovers attended the FA at Wembley earlier today to answer the charges relating to the previous round in the FA vase competition. The club legal adviser and a club officer attending in person.

Although the FA with sympathetic and acknowledged notification system errors relied upon by the club they have nevertheless disqualified club from further participation in the FA vase, which means sporting khalsa go through instead. The club are of course Deeply disappointed at the decision. it will consider an appeal with the written decision has been received.