Club Statement | Breach of league rule 8.39

An Independent Panel has found Blyth Spartans AFC to be in breach of League Rule 8.39 on three separate occasions.

As a result, the club has been fined a total of £6,000 and a six points deduction suspended for one season.

The club was charged in February after failing to fulfill its National League North fixtures while the continuation of the 2020/21 season was subject to a vote.

The charges were contested by the club, where it requested a personal hearing. The Panel rejected the club’s argument. 

In accordance with League Rule 16.4, the club has a right to appeal the Panel’s decision to the FA.

The club is now considering its options.

Posted by Jordan Cronin