League upholds title decision

PUBLISHED: 12:47 08 June 2007 | UPDATED: 15:08 12 May 2010

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THE DECISION to strip Buntingford Town FC of the Herts Senior County League title was upheld at a meeting on Wednesday night. The Herts Senior County League (HSCL) management committee confirmed at the meeting that it would maintain the charges against Bu

THE DECISION to strip Buntingford Town FC of the Herts Senior County League title was upheld at a meeting on Wednesday night.

The Herts Senior County League (HSCL) management committee confirmed at the meeting that it would maintain the charges against Buntingford under FA rules.

Buntingford were docked six points after an investigation revealed they had fielded an ineligible player in two league games last season. The loss of these points meant Whitewebbs, who finished second, were awarded the title.

Buntingford FC chairman Richard Daly said: "The club maintain complete confidence that no one at the club knowingly broke any rules."

He said the league and the FA had dealt with the matter "efficiently".

"Unfortunately the whole issue highlights the difficulty that so many football clubs often have with the limited voluntary resources available within their committees to ensure that administratively they are always compliant to every minute detail of their leagues, their county association and the FA's rules," he concluded

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