Sleaford Town Football Club have been kicked out of this year’s FA Cup competition and fined £150 along with rivals Huntingdon Town.
The club announced the decisions on its website after attending two meetings with the Football Association regarding the qualifying match which was abandoned following trouble towards the end of the game.
In a statement on the club’s website they said: “It is with great disappointment to us that The FA has made the decision to remove both clubs from this year’s competition. We will now wait to receive the official judgement from the FA before considering whether to exercise our right to appeal.”
The fine was given to Sleaford and Huntingdon in answer to a charge of a breach of FA Rule E20 - that the clubs had failed to ensure that their players and/or officials and/or supporters conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative and/or violent behaviour.
The club added: “While naturally devastated with today’s decision we would like to thank everyone who has offered their support through what has been a difficult time for Sleaford Town FC.”
The trouble came at Eslaforde park on September 14 with Sleaford winning 2-1 with three minutes left in the game