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.
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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