Boro in appeal to have six points reinstated
STEVENAGE Borough is one of ten clubs that have appealed to the Football Conference and the FA concerning the expunging of points following the recent expulsion of Chester City from the Blue Square Premier. Boro lost six points after their two wins over C
STEVENAGE Borough is one of ten clubs that have appealed to the Football Conference and the FA concerning the expunging of points following the recent expulsion of Chester City from the Blue Square Premier.
Boro lost six points after their two wins over Chester were crossed out after the north west club was kicked out of the league following a vote by clubs at the EGM.
A spokesman for the ten clubs said: "The strength of feeling within the clubs that have appealed is that the decision to expunge points so late in the season was not the right way of dealing with this situation.
"We don't think that it was fair or reasonable when the Conference as a whole is considered.
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"By the time Chester were expelled, 80 per cent of the playing season had passed and we believe it would have been fairer to all to have awarded teams three points for the unplayed games, a solution the FA has previously implemented.
"This way all events that happened on the field of play, whether they be points gained or lost, bookings, injuries, bonus payments, goals scored etc, all count, which is as it should be.
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"We do not believe it fair that points and the record of goals scored are expunged, yet bookings incurred in those games remain in force and count towards match bans."
The Conference has until April 8 to reply to the appeal after which the FA will announce a date for a hearing.