FA VASE: SPORTING KHALSA STATEMENT
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.
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Manager Ollie Drake sees red as Godmanchester Rovers drop more points in title race
Godmanchester Rovers manager Ollie Drake issued a public apology following his second dismissal of the season.
Drake was sent from dugout during his side’s disappointing 2-2 home draw against Long Melford last Saturday as they lost more ground in the race for the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division title.
The flashpoint occurred with around 20 minutes to go – just after Rovers had clawed themselves level for a second time.
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