Discipline charges, responses and suspensions for January 2020

Wednesday 05 Feb 2020
FA charges - January 2020

31 January 2020

INCIDENT OUTSIDE THE JURISDICTION OF MATCH OFFICIALS BUT REPORTED TO THE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION (NON-FAST TRACK) – NON STANDARD CASE  
Kai Fisher, Player, Barnstaple Town FC

Barnstaple Town FC v Basingstoke Town FC 
Southern League – Division One South 
11 January 2020

Breach of FA Rule E3 - It is alleged that following the Participant’s dismissal, his language towards the Match Officials was improper and/or abusive and/or insulting.

The Participant has until 10th February 2020 to respond. 

MASS CONFRONTATION (NON-FAST TRACK) – NON STANDARD CASE
Alex O’Brien, Assistant Manager, Ashford United FC 

Ashford United FC v Sevenoaks Town FC 
Isthmian League – South East 
18 January 2020

Breach of FA Rule E3 - It is alleged that in or around the 60th minute of the fixture, the Participant’s behaviour was improper and/or violent.  

The Participant has until 10th February 2020 to respond. 

MASS CONFRONTATION (NON-FAST TRACK) – NON STANDARD CASE
Sevenoaks Town FC, Isthmian League – South East 

Ashford United FC v Sevenoaks Town FC 
Isthmian League – South East 
18 January 2020

Breach of FA Rule E20(a) - It is alleged that in or around the 60th minute of the fixture, Sevenoaks Town FC failed to ensure that its players and/or officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.

The Club have until 10th February 2020 to respond. 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT (FAST TRACK 2) – NON STANDARD CASE
Sean Rush, Head of Performance, Birmingham City FC

Middlesbrough FC v Birmingham City FC 
English Football League Championship 
21 January 2020

Breach of FA Rule E3 - it is alleged that the Participant’s behaviour in or around the 87th minute of the fixture amounts to improper conduct.

Charge admitted – Paper Hearing requested. 

Result
1 Match Touch Line Ban 
£2000 Fine 

MASS CONFRONTATION (FAST TRACK 2) – NON STANDARD CASE
Birmingham City FC, English Football League Championship 

Middlesbrough FC v Birmingham City FC 
English Football League Championship 
21 January 2020

Breach of FA Rule E20(a) - it is alleged that in or around the 87th minute of the fixture, Birmingham City FC failed to ensure that its club officials and/or players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behaviour.

Charge admitted – Paper Hearing requested. 

Result 
£9000 Fine 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT (FAST TRACK 2) – NON STANDARD CASE
Leo Percovich, Coach, Middlesbrough FC 

Middlesbrough FC v Birmingham City FC 
English Football League Championship 
21 January 2020

Breach of FA Rule E3 - it is alleged that the Participant’s behaviour in or around the 87th minute of the fixture amounts to improper conduct.

Charge admitted but Participant contesting Non-Standard element – Paper Hearing requested. 

Result
2 Match Touch Line Ban 
£3000 Fine 

MASS CONFRONTATION (FAST TRACK 2) – NON STANDARD CASE
Middlesbrough FC, English Football League Championship 

Middlesbrough FC v Birmingham City FC 
English Football League Championship 
21 January 2020

Breach of FA Rule E20(a) - it is alleged that in or around the 87th minute of the fixture, Middlesbrough FC failed to ensure that its club officials and/or players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behaviour.

Charge admitted but Club contesting Non-Standard element – Paper Hearing requested.

Result 
£7500 Fine 

MASS CONFRONTATION (FAST TRACK 2) – NON STANDARD CASE
Leyton Orient FC, English Football League Two

Leyton Orient FC v Northampton Town FC 
English Football League Two 
21 January 2020

Breach of FA Rule E20(a) - It is alleged that in or around the 85th minute of the fixture, Leyton Orient FC failed to ensure that its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative and/or violent behaviour.

The Club have until 6:00pm on 29 January 2020 to respond.

Result 
£3000 Fine 

SURROUNDING OF A MATCH OFFICIAL & MASS CONFRONTATION (FAST TRACK 2) – NON STANDARD CASE
Northampton Town FC, English Football League Two

Leyton Orient FC v Northampton Town FC 
English Football League Two 
21 January 2020

Two breaches of FA Rule E20(a):

i. It is alleged that in or around the 84th minute of the fixture, Northampton Town FC failed to ensure that its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion, namely when they surrounded the Match Official.
ii. It is alleged that in or around the 85th minute of the fixture, Northampton Town FC failed to ensure that its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative and/or violent behaviour.

The Club have until 6:00pm on 29 January 2020 to respond. 

Result 
£3000 Fine 

30 January 2020

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT (FAST TRACK 2) – NON STANDARD CASE
Victor Orta, Director of Football, Leeds United FC

Leeds United FC v Millwall FC 
English Football League Championship 
28 January 2020

Breach of FA Rule E3 - it is alleged that the Participant’s language and/or behaviour at half time in or around the tunnel area amounts to improper conduct.

Charge admitted – Paper Hearing requested.

RESULT
1 Match Stadium Ban 
£2000 Fine

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT (FAST TRACK 2) – NON STANDARD CASE
James Mooney, Head of Media & Communications, Leeds United FC 

Leeds United FC v Millwall FC 
English Football League Championship 
28 January 2020

Breach of FA Rule E3 - it is alleged that the Participant’s behaviour at half time in or around the tunnel area amounts to improper conduct.

The Participant has until 6:00pm on 4th February 2020 to respond. 

Charge admitted – Paper Hearing requested. 

RESULT

1 Match Stadium Ban
£700 fine

29 January 2020

Claim of Wrongful Dismissal

Kevin Van Veen, Scunthorpe United FC
Northampton Town FC v Scunthorpe United FC
Football League 2
28th January 2020

Violent Conduct.

28 January 2020

INCIDENTS OF MISCONDUCT IN RELATION TO BETTING
Marc Roberts, Player, Birmingham City FC 

Breach of FA Rule E8 - in respect of 94 bets placed on football matches between 29 January 2011 and 21 December 2014.

The Participant has until 5th February 2020 to respond. 

Charge admitted – personal hearing requested

MASS CONFRONTATION (NON-FAST TRACK) – NON STANDARD CASE
Hertford Town FC, Isthmian League – South Central

Barking FC v Hertford Town FC 
Isthmian League – South Central 
28 December 2019

Breach of FA Rule E20(a) - it is alleged that following the conclusion of the fixture, Hertford Town FC failed to ensure that its players and/or officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.

The Club have until 5th February 2020 to respond. 

MASS CONFRONTATION (NON-FAST TRACK) – STANDARD CASE
Barking FC, Isthmian League – South Central

Barking FC v Hertford Town FC 
Isthmian League – South Central 
28 December 2019

Breach of FA Rule E20(a) - it is alleged that following the conclusion of the fixture, Barking FC failed to ensure that its players and/or officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.

The Club have until 5th February 2020 to respond. 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT IN RELATION TO AN AUTOMATIC SUSPENSION 
Michael Richens, Player, Kettering Town FC

AFC Totton v Cinderford Town FC 
Southern League – Division One Couth 
16 November 2019

Breach of FA Rule E10 - it is alleged that the Participant failed to comply with an automatic suspension.

Charge admitted – Paper Hearing requested. 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT IN RELATION TO AN AUTOMATIC SUSPENSION 
Nuneaton Borough, Southern League - Central 

Nuneaton Borough FC v Redditch United FC
Southern League - Central 
12 October 2019

Breach of FA Rule E12 - it is alleged that the Club failed to do all things necessary to ensure that a Player associated with the Club complied with an automatic suspension.

Charge admitted – Paper Hearing requested.

INCIDENT OUTSIDE THE JURISDICTION OF MATCH OFFICIALS BUT REPORTED TO THE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION (NON-FAST TRACK) – NON STANDARD CASE   
Lloyd Dean, Player, Prescot Cables FC

Workington AFC v Prescot Cables 
Northern Premier League – North West 
14 December 2019

Two breaches of FA Rule E3:

1. It is alleged that following the Participant’s dismissal, when throwing mud, his behaviour was improper.
2. It is alleged that following the Participant’s dismissal, his behaviour in or around the tunnel area was improper and/or abusive and/or violent.

Charge admitted – Paper Hearing requested.

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT 
Adam Baigent, Player, Westfield FC 

Westfield FC v Hanwell Town FC 
Isthmian League – South Central 
Tuesday 26 November 2019

Breach of FA Rule 3(1) - it is alleged that during the second half of the above match, the Participant used abusive and/or insulting words towards a Hanwell Tow n FC player, contrary to Rule E3(1).  It is further alleged that this breach of Rule E3(1) is an “Aggravated Breach”, as defined in Rule E3(2), in that the words used include a reference to sexual orientation.

Charge admitted – Paper Hearing requested.

INCIDENT OUTSIDE THE JURISDICTION OF MATCH OFFICIALS BUT REPORTED TO THE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION (NON-FAST TRACK) – NON STANDARD CASE  
Alfie Paxman, Manager, Folkestone Invicta FC 

Brightlingsea Regent FC v Folkestone Invicta FC 
Isthmian League – Premier Division 
4 January 2020

Breach of FA Rule E3 - it is alleged that following the Participant’s dismissal, his language and/or behaviour towards a Match Official was abusive and/or insulting and/or improper.  

Charge admitted – Paper Hearing requested.

INCIDENT OUTSIDE THE JURISDICTION OF MATCH OFFICIALS BUT REPORTED TO THE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION (NON-FAST TRACK)
Jamie Robinson, Player, Milton Keynes Dons FC U18s

Milton Keynes Dons FC U18s v Leyton Orient FC U18s 
Youth Alliance South East Conference 
4 January 2020

Breach of FA Rule E3 - It is alleged that following the Participant’s dismissal, his language and/or behaviour towards the Match Referee amounts to improper conduct.

Charge Admitted, paper hearing requested.

RESULT
7 match suspension
£150 fine

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT (NON-FAST TRACK) – NON STANDARD CASE
Tony Fenn, Coach, Chelmsford City FC 

Chelmsford City FC v Hungerford Town FC
National League – South
7 December 2019

Breach of FA Rule E3 - it is alleged that in or around the 92nd minute of the fixture, the Participant’s conduct was violent and/or improper.

Charge Admitted, paper hearing requested.

RESULT
3 match touchline ban
£50 fine

INCIDENT OUTSIDE THE JURISDICTION OF MATCH OFFICIALS BUT REPORTED TO THE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION (FAST TRACK 2)
Joshua Payne, Player, Ebbsfleet United FC 

Ebbsfleet United FC v Harrogate Town FC 
National League – Premier 
18 January 2020

Breach of FA Rule E3 - it is alleged that in or around the 59th minute, following the Participant’s dismissal, his language towards a Match Official was improper and/or abusive and/or insulting.

Charge admitted – Paper Hearing requested. 

RESULT
3 match suspension
£500 fine

23 January 2020

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT IN RELATION TO AN AUTOMATIC SUSPENSION
Chorley FC U18s, Open Cup

Chorley FC U18s v Alsager Town FC U18s 
Open Cup 
22 December 2019

Breach of FA Rule E12 - it is alleged that the Club failed to do all things necessary to ensure that a Player associated with the Club complied with an automatic suspension

Charge admitted – Paper Hearing requested. 

RESULT
£100 fine

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT IN RELATION TO AN AUTOMATIC SUSPENSION
Triumph Kennedy, Player, Chorley FC U18s

Chorley FC U18s v Alsager Town FC U18s 
Open Cup 
22 December 2019

Breach of FA Rule E10 - it is alleged that the Participant failed to comply with an automatic suspension.

Charge admitted – Paper Hearing requested. 

RESULT
1 match suspension
£25 fine

Claim of Wrongful Dismissal

Giles Phillips, Wycombe Wanderers FC
Peterborough United FC v Wycombe Wanderers FC
EFL League 1
21st January 2020

Denying an Obvious Goal-Scoring Opportunity.

RESULT
WD: Dismissed

Claim of Wrongful Dismissal

David Luiz, Arsenal FC
Chelsea FC v Arsenal FC
Premier League
21st January 2020

Denying an Obvious Goal-Scoring Opportunity

RESULT
WD: Dismissed

SURROUNDING OF A MATCH OFFICIAL (FAST TRACK 2) – STANDARD CASE
Manchester United FC, Premier League 

Liverpool FC v Manchester United FC 
Premier League 
19 January 2020

Breach of FA Rule E20(a) - it is alleged that in or around the 26th minute of the fixture, Manchester United FC failed to ensure that its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.

Charge admitted – Standard Penalty 1 accepted (£20,000 fine).

22 January 2020

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT IN RELATION TO CROWD CONTROL 
Dover Athletic FC, National League – Premier 

Sutton United FC v Dover Athletic FC 
National League - Premier 
24 August 2019

Breach of FA Rule E20(a) - it is alleged that Dover Athletic FC failed to ensure that its spectators, and all persons purporting to be its supporters or followers, conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and refrained from using abusive and/or insulting words which included a reference, whether express or implied, to gender, whilst attending a match to which it was involved.

Charge admitted – Paper Hearing requested. 

RESULT
No sanction  

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT IN RELATION TO BETTING 
Byron Walker, Player, Chatham Town FC  

Reach of FA Rule E8 - in respect of a total of 9 bets and 12 attempted bets placed on football matches between 21 October 2017 and 03 November 2018.

Charge 1B and 2B admitted / Charge 1A and 2A denied – Personal Hearing requested. 

RESULT
Charge 1A and 2A Proven
18 months suspension from all football and football related activity
£500 fine which includes betting profit

MICONDUCT IN RELATION TO BETTING 
Andrew Hartley, Video Scout, Brentford FC

Breach of FA Rule E8 - in respect of 491 bets placed on football matches and/or football related-events between 06 November 2018 and 05 October 2019.

Charge admitted – Paper Hearing requested. 

RESULT
2 months suspension from all football and football related activity. Final month of suspension suspended for 2 years
£250 fine

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT IN RELATION TO BETTING
Matthew Allan, Player, Soham Town FC 

Breach of FA Rule E8 - in respect of 254 bets placed on football matches between 27 January 2017 to 03 November 2019.

Charge admitted – Paper Hearing requested. 

RESULT
6 months suspension from all football and football related activity
£250 fine

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT IN RELATION TO BETTING
Callum Russell, Player, Soham Town FC 

Breach of FA Rule E8 - in respect of 1,593 bets placed on football matches between 27 August 2015 to 28 October 2019.

The Participant has until 31 December 2019 to respond. 

Charge admitted – Paper Hearing requested.

RESULT
2 months suspension from all football and football related activity. Final month of suspension suspended for 2 years
£100 fine

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT IN RELATION TO BETTING
Shane Clarke, Player, Gainsborough Trinity FC 

Breach of FA Rule E8 - in respect of 2,687 bets placed on football matches between 11 April 2015 to 06 August 2019. 

Charge admitted – Paper Hearing requested. 

RESULT
£500 fine

INCIDENT OUTSIDE THE JURISDICTION OF MATCH OFFICIALS BUT REPORTED TO THE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION (NON-FAST TRACK) – NON STANDARD CASE   
Michael Alexis, Player, North Leigh FC

North Leigh FC v Thame United 
Southern League – Division One Central 
4 January 2020

Breach of FA Rule E3 - it is alleged that following the Participant’s dismissal, his language towards a Match Official was improper and/or abusive and/or insulting.

The Participant has until 29 January 2020 to respond. 

INCIDENT OUTSIDE THE JURISDICTION OF MATCH OFFICIALS BUT REPORTED TO THE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION (NON-FAST TRACK) – NON STANDARD CASE  
Thomas Boxer, Player, St Neots Town FC 

Yaxley FC v St Neots Town 
Southern League – Division One Central 
4 January 2020

Breach of FA Rule E3 - it is alleged that following the conclusion of the fixture, in the tunnel area following the Participant’s dismissal, his language towards the Match Officials was improper and/or abusive and/or insulting.  

The Participant has until 29 January 2020 to respond. 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT (NON-FAST TRACK) – STANDARD CASE
Ian Long, Manager, Stourbridge FC 

Lancaster City FC v Stourbridge FC 
FA Challenge Trophy 
23 November 2019

Breach of FA Rule E3 - It is alleged that in or around the 34th minute of the fixture, the Participant's behaviour was improper.

Charge admitted – Standard Penalty 1 accepted (£150). 

MASS CONFRONTATION (NON-FAST TRACK) – NON STANDARD CASE
Stourbridge FC, Step 3 – Southern League – Central

Lancaster City FC v Stourbridge FC 
FA Challenge Trophy 
23 November 2019

Breach of FA Rule E20(a) - It is alleged that in or around the 34th minute of the fixture, Stourbridge FC failed to ensure that its players and/or officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.

Charge admitted – Paper Hearing requested. 

MASS CONFRONTATION (NON-FAST TRACK) – STANDARD CASE
Curzon Ashton FC, National League – North

Curzon Ashton FC v Kettering Town FC 
National League – North 
2 December 2019

Breach of FA Rule E20(a) - It is alleged that in or around the 93rd minute of the fixture, Curzon Ashton FC failed to ensure that its players and/or officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.

Charge admitted – Standard Penalty 1 accepted (£400). 

MASS CONFRONTATION (NON-FAST TRACK) – STANDARD CASE
Thatcham Town FC, Southern League – Division One South 

Thatcham Town C v Cinderford Town FC 
Southern League – Division One South 
30 Nov ember 2019

Breach of FA Rule E20(a) - It is alleged that in or around the 78th minute of the fixture, Thatcham Town FC failed to ensure that its players and/or officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.

Charge admitted – Standard Penalty 1 accepted (£200).

MASS CONFRONTATION (NON-FAST TRACK) – NON STANDARD CASE
Welwyn Garden City FC, Southern League – Division One Central

Aylesbury United FC v Welwyn Garden City FC 
Southern League – Division One Central 
30 November 2019

Breach of FA Rule E20(a) - It is alleged that in or around the 93rd minute of the fixture, Welwyn Garden City FC failed to ensure that its players and/or officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.

Charge admitted – Paper Hearing requested. 

MASS CONFRONTATION (NON-FAST TRACK) – NON STANDARD CASE
Aylesbury United FC, Southern League – Division One Central

Aylesbury United FC v Welwyn Garden City FC 
Southern League – Division One Central 
30 November 2019

Breach of FA Rule E20(a) - It is alleged that in or around the 93rd minute of the fixture, Aylesbury United FC failed to ensure that its players and/or officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.

Charge admitted – Paper Hearing requested. 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT (NON-FAST TRACK) – STANDARD CASE
Steve Edmondson, Manager, Kendal Town FC

Prescot Cables v Kendal Town FC 
Northern Premier League – North West 
21 December 2019

Breach of FA Rule E3 - it is alleged that following the conclusion of the fixture, the Participant’s language towards the Match Officials was improper and/or abusive and/or insulting.   

Charge admitted – Standard Penalty 1 accepted (1 match touchline ban & £100 fine). 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT (FAST TRACK 2) – NON STANDARD CASE
Tom Pope, Player, Port Vale FC

Media Comments – Twitter Post.

Breach of FA Rule E3 -  it is alleged that the Participant’s comments, made on Twitter, were abusive and/or insulting and/or improper and/or brought the game into disrepute contrary to Rule E3 (1).

Charge denied – Personal Hearing requested. 

RESULT

Charge Proven in respect of improper element only.
The abusive and/or insulting and/or brought the game into disrepute elements of the charge were not proven.
1 match suspension
£1,500 fine

INCIDENT ON THE FIELD OF PLAY WHICH FALLS WITHIN LAW 12, WHICH WAS NOT SEEN BY MATCH OFFICIALS, BUT WAS CAUGHT ON VIDEO
Matheus Pereira, Player, West Bromwich Albion FC 

West Bromwich Albion FC v Stoke City FC 
English Football League Championship 
20 January 2020

Breach of FA Rule E1(a) - it is alleged that the Participant’s behaviour in or around the 35th minute of the above fixture constitutes violent conduct.

Charge admitted – automatic penalty accepted (3 match suspension). 

21 January 2020

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT IN RELATION TO BETTING
Scott Kashket, Player, Wycombe Wanderers FC 

Breach of FA Rule E8 - in respect of 183 bets placed on football matches between 03 September 2014 to 22 August 2016.

Charge admitted – Paper Hearing requested.

RESULT
Suspended from all football and football related activity for 6 months
2 months of this suspension is effective immediately and the additional 4 months of the suspension will come into effect if a further breach of the FA Betting Rules is committed before 21st July 2021
£3,446.13 fine
Warned as to future conduct

Claim of Wrongful Dismissal
Massimo Luongo, Sheffield Wednesday FC
Sheffield Wednesday FC v Blackburn Rovers FC
EFL Championship 
18/01/2020

S1- Serious Foul Play
Result 
Appeal Upheld
3 match suspension removed

Rhys Murphy, Yeovil Town FC 
Yeovil Town FC v Hartlepool United FC
National League 
18/01/2020

S2- Violent Conduct 

Result 
Appeal Upheld
3 match suspension removed
20 January 2020

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT (NON-FAST TRACK) – STANDARD CASE
Daniel Caldecott, Assistant Manager, Trafford FC

Trafford FC v Ramsbottom United FC 
Northern Premier League – North West 
1 January 2020

Breach of FA Rule E3 - it is alleged that in or around the 84th minute of the fixture, the Participant’s language towards a Match Official was improper and/or abusive and/or insulting and/or questioned their integrity.   

The Participant has until 28 January 2020 to respond. 

17 January 2020

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT IN RELATION TO BETTING 
Gareth Bull, Chairman, Sherwood Colliery FC 

Breach of FA Rule E8 - in respect of 6 bets placed on football between 20 October 2016 and 01 November 2019

The Participant has until 27 January 2020 to respond. 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT (NON-FAST TRACK) – NON STANDARD CASE
John McCombe, Player, Hyde United FC 

Hyde United FC v Stalybridge Celtic FC 
Northern Premier League – Premier Division 
26 December 2019

Breach of FA Rule E3 - it is alleged that following the conclusion of the fixture, the Participant’s behaviour was improper and/or violent.  

The Participant has until 27 January 2020 to respond. 

MASS CONFRONTATION (NON-FAST TRACK) – NON STANDARD CASE
Hyde United FC, Northern Premier League – Premier Division 

Hyde United FC v Stalybridge Celtic FC 
Northern Premier League – Premier Division 
26 December 2019

Breach of FA Rule E20(a) - it is alleged that following the conclusion of the fixture, Hyde United FC failed to ensure that its players and/or officials and/or supporters conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.

The Club have until 27 January 2020 to respond. 

MASS CONFRONTATION (NON-FAST TRACK) – NON STANDARD CASE
Stalybridge Celtic FC, Northern Premier League – Premier Division 

Hyde United FC v Stalybridge Celtic FC 
Northern Premier League – Premier Division 
26 December 2019

Breach of FA Rule E20(a) - it is alleged that following the conclusion of the fixture, Stalybridge Celtic FC failed to ensure that its players and/or officials and/or supporters conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.

The Club have until 27 January 2020 to respond. 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT (NON-FAST TRACK) – STANDARD CASE
Adam Lakeland, Manager, Farsley Celtic FC

Hereford FC v Farsley Celtic FC 
National League – North 
30 November 2019

Breach of FA Rule E3 - It is alleged that in or around the 81st minute of the fixture, the Participant's behaviour was improper.   

Charge Admitted – Standard Penalty 1 accepted (£200). 

MASS CONFRONTATION (NON-FAST TRACK) – STANDARD CASE
Kettering Town FC, National League – North

Curzon Ashton FC v Kettering Town FC 
National League – North 
2 December 2019

Breach of FA Rule E20(a) - It is alleged that in or around the 93rd minute of the fixture, Kettering Town FC failed to ensure that its players and/or officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.

Charge admitted – Standard Penalty 1 contested. 

MASS CONFRONTATION (NON-FAST TRACK) – STANDARD CASE
Lancaster City FC, Southern League – Central

Lancaster City FC v Stourbridge FC 
FA Challenge Trophy 
23 November 2019

Breach of FA Rule E20(a) – It is alleged that in or around the 34th minute of the fixture, Lancaster City FC failed to ensure that its players and/or officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.

Charge admitted – Standard Penalty 1 contested. 

MASS CONFRONTATION (NON-FAST TRACK) – STANDARD CASE
Cindeford Town FC, Southern League – Division One South 

Thatcham Town C v Cinderford Town FC 
Southern League – Division One South 
30 Nov ember 2019

Breach of FA Rule E20(a) - It is alleged that in or around the 78th minute of the fixture, Cinderford Town FC failed to ensure that its players and/or officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.

Charge admitted – Standard Penalty 1 accepted (£200). 

MASS CONFRONTATION (NON-FAST TRACK) – STANDARD CASE
Farsley Celtic FC, National League – North 

AFC Telford United v Farsley Celtic FC 
National League – North 
7 December 2019

Breach of FA Rule E20(a) - it is alleged that following the conclusion of the fixture, Farsley Celtic FC failed to ensure that its players and/or officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.

Charge admitted – Standard Penalty 1 accepted (£400). 

SURROUNDING MATCH OFFICIAL (FAST TRACK 2) – STANDARD CASE
Huddersfield Town FC, English Football League Championship

Barnsley FC v Huddersfield Town FC 
English Football League Championship 
11 January 2020

Breach of FA Rule E20(a) - it is alleged that in or around the 96th minute of the fixture, Huddersfield Town FC failed to ensure that its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.

Charge admitted – Standard Penalty 1 accepted (£5,000 fine). 

16 January 2020

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT IN RELATION TO INTERMEDIARY ACTIVITY 
Leon Callender, Registered Intermediary

Breach of FA Rule E1(b) - in respect to intermediary activity relating to contractors representing the Participant. It is alleged that the Participant allowed an individual, who is not a registered intermediary, to conduct intermediary activity on his behalf.

Charge Denied, Personal Hearing requested.   

RESULT
Charge Not Proven

15 January 2020

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT (NON-FAST TRACK) – STANDARD CASE
Andy Reynolds, Assistant Manager, Lowestoft Town FC

Lowestoft Town FC v Leiston FC 
Southern League – Premier Division Central 
26 December 2019

Breach of FA Rule E3 - it is alleged that following the conclusion of the fixture, the Participant language towards a Match Official was improper and/or abusive and/or insulting and/or implied bias.

The Participant has until 23 January 2020 to respond. 

Claim of Wrongful Dismissal/Excessive Punishment

Tolaji Bola- Arsenal FC  Reserves - Wrongful Dismissal/Excessive Punishment 
Everton FC Reserves v Arsenal FC  Reserves
Premier League 2- Division 1
13 January 2020 

Result
Claim Dismissed
3 match suspension remains in place

14 January 2020

Claim of Wrongful Dismissal/Excessive Punishment

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang- Excessive Punishment Claim 
Arsenal FC v Crystal Palace
11/01/2020

Result
Claim Dismissed
3 match suspension remains in place

Lee Novak-Scunthorpe United FC- Wrongful Dismissal/Excessive Punishment 
Scunthorpe United FC v Newport County AFC
Football League 2 
11/01/2020

Result
Claim Dismissed
3 match suspension remains in place

Shaun Williams- Millwall FC- Wrongful Dismissal/Excessive Punishment  
Stoke City FC v Millwall FC 
EFL Championship
11/01/2020

Result
Claim Dismissed
3 match suspension remains in place

Mistaken Identity

Mark Shelton- Hartlepool United FC- Mistaken Identity
Hartlepool United Fc v Dover Athletic FC
National League 
11/01/2020

Result
Claim Successful
Yellow card allocated to correct player 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT (NON-FAST TRACK) – STANDARD CASE
Russell Jee, Manager, Willand Rovers FC 

Winchester City FC v Willand Rovers FC 
Southern League – Division One South 
14 December 2019

Breach of FA Rule E3 - it is alleged that in or around the 70th minute of the fixture, the Participant's language towards a Match Official was improper and/or abusive and/or insulting and/or implied bias.

The Participant has until 22 January 2020 to respond. 

MASS CONFRONTATION (NON-FAST TRACK) – STANDARD CASE
AFC Telford United, National League – North 

AFC Telford United v Farsley Celtic FC 
National League – North 
7 December 2019

Breach of FA Rule E20(a) - it is alleged that following the conclusion of the fixture, AFC Telford United failed to ensure that its players and/or officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.

The Club have until 22 January 2020 to respond. 

13 January 2020

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT (NON-FAST TRACK) – STANDARD CASE
Paul Holleran, Manager, Leamington FC

Leamington FC v Guiseley AFC 
National League – North 
30 November 2019

Breach of FA Rule E3 - It is alleged that following the conclusion of the fixture, the Participant's language towards a Match Official was improper.

The Participant has until 21 January 2020 to respond. 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT IN RELATION TO CROWD CONTROL
Barnsley FC, English Football League Championship 

Barnsley FC v Stoke City FC 
Football League Championship 
9 November 2019

Breach of FA Rule E20 - it is alleged that Barnsley FC failed to ensure that its spectators, and all persons purporting to be its supporters or followers, conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and refrained from using abusive and/or insulting words which included a reference, whether express or implied, to nationality and/or religion and/or beliefs, whilst attending a match to which it was involved.

Charge admitted – Personal Hearing requested. 

MASS CONFRONTATION (NON-FAST TRACK) – STANDARD CASE
Altrincham Town FC, National League – North 

Kings Lynn Town FC v Altrincham FC 
National League – North 
2 November 2019

Breach of FA Rule E20(a) - It is alleged that following the conclusion of the fixture, Altrincham FC failed to ensure that its players and/or officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.

Charge denied – Paper Hearing requested. 

MASS CONFRONTATION (NON-FAST TRACK) – STANDARD CASE
Kings Lynn Town FC, National League – North

Kings Lynn Town FC v Altrincham FC 
National League – North 
2 November 2019

Breach of FA Rule E20(a) - It is alleged that following the conclusion of the fixture, King’s Lynn Town FC failed to ensure that its players and/or officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.

Charge admitted – contest Standard Penalty 1 (£400 fine).

MASS CONFRONTATION (NON-FAST TRACK) – STANDARD CASE
Concord Rangers FC, National League – South

Concord Rangers FC v Dorking Wanderers FC 
National League – South 
16 November 2019

Breach of FA Rule E20(a) - It is alleged that at half time in the fixture, in the tunnel area, Concord Rangers FC failed to ensure that its players and/or officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.

Charge admitted – accept Standard Penalty 1 (£400 fine).

MASS CONFRONTATION (NON-FAST TRACK) – NON-STANDARD CASE
Dorking Wanderers FC, National League – South

Concord Rangers FC v Dorking Wanderers FC 
National League – South 
16 November 2019

Breach of FA Rule E20(a) - It is alleged that at half time in the fixture, in the tunnel area, Dorking Wanderers FC failed to ensure that its players and/or officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.

Charge admitted – Paper Hearing requested.

Claim of Wrongful Dismissal
David Wheater, Oldham Athletic FC
Southend United FC v Doncaster Fc 
Football League 2
11/01/2020

S4-Deliberate offence denying a goalscoring opportunity- Handball (not Goalkeeper)

Result 
Appeal Upheld
1 match suspension removed

9 January 2020

MISCONDUCT IN RELATION TO CROWD CONTROL 
Hartlepool United FC, National League – Premier

Hartlepool United FC v Dover Athletic FC 
National League – Premier 
21 September 2019

Breach of FA Rule E20 – It is alleged that Hartlepool United FC failed to ensure that its spectators, and all persons purporting to be its supporters and/or followers, conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from using abusive and/or insulting words and/or behaviour, which included a reference, whether express or implied, to race and/or colour, whilst attending a match in which it was involved.  

Charge denied – Personal Hearing requested. 

Result
Action Plan to be implemented.
Fined £7500. 
£5000 of the fine amount is suspended until the end of the 2021 season provided there is no further breach of FA Rule E20.

8 January 2020

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT IN RELATION TO BETTING 
Adam Boyes, Player, Spennymoor Town FC

Breach of FA Rule E8 - in respect of 2,768 bets placed on football matches between 08 March 2010 to 25 August 2019.

Charge admitted – Paper Hearing requested. 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT IN RELATION TO BETTING 
Glen Taylor, Player, Spennymoor Town FC

Breach of FA Rule E8 – in respect of 162 bets placed on football matches between 30 August 2013 to 06 April 2019.

Charge admitted – Paper Hearing requested. 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT IN RELATION TO BETTING 
Stephen Brogan, Player, Spennymoor Town FC

Breach of FA Rule E8 - in respect of 2,414 bets placed on football matches between 20 January 2015 to 24 February 2019.

Charge admitted – Paper Hearing requested. 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT IN RELATION TO BETTING 
Ryan Hall, Player, Spennymoor Town FC

Breach of FA Rule E8 - in respect of 103 bets placed on football matches between 12 October 2013 to 06 October 2018.

Charge admitted – Paper Hearing requested. 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT (NON-FAST TRACK) – STANDARD CASE
Lee Lashenko, Manager, Bristol Manor Farm FC

Basingstoke Town FC v Bristol Manor Farm 
Southern League – Division One South 
23 November 2019

Breach of FA Rule E3 - It is alleged that at half time in the fixture, the Participant’s language and/or behaviour amounts to improper conduct.

Charge denied – Paper Hearing requested. 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT (NON-FAST TRACK) – NON-STANDARD CASE
Steve Hollicks, Coach, AFC Totton

AFC Totton v Cinderford Town FC 
Southern League – Division One Couth 
16 November 2019

Breach of FA Rule E3 - It is alleged that in or around the 63rd minute of the fixture, your behaviour and/or language was improper and/or threatening.

Charge admitted – Paper Hearing requested. 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT IN RELATION TO BETTING
Kurtis Turner, Manager, Stocksbirdge Park Steels FC

Breach of FA Rule E8 - in respect of 356 bets placed on football matches between 13 October 2018 to 04 November 2019.

Charge admitted – Paper Hearing requested. 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT (NON-FAST TRACK)  
Aden Baldwin, Player, Bristol City FC

Millwall FC Reserves v Bristol City FC Reserves 
Monday 21st October 2019

Breach of FA Rule E3(2) - It is alleged that the language used was abusive and/or insulting, contrary to Rule E3(1).  It is further alleged that this breach of FA Rule E3(1) is an “Aggravated breach” as defined in Rule E3 (2 ) as it included a reference, whether express or implied, to race and/or colour and/or nationality.

Charge denied – Paper Hearing requested. 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT IN RELATION TO BETTING
Stephen Butterworth, Manager, Great Wakering Rovers FC 

Breach of FA Rule E8 - in respect of 1,541 bets placed on football matches between 03 August 2014 to 29 May 2019.

Charge admitted – Personal Hearing requested. 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT 
Dean Skipper, Match Official 

Charlton Athletic WFC v Leicester City WFC
The FA Women’s Championship
17 November 2019

Breach of FA Rule E3 - It is alleged that the Participant’s language following the end of the fixture, amounts to improper conduct.

Charge denied – Personal Hearing requested. 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT IN RELATION TO BETTING 
Todd Jordan, Player, Frickley Athletic FC

Breach of FA Rule E8 - in respect of 69 bets placed on football matches between 16 January 2015 to 22 April 2019.

Charge admitted – Paper Hearing requested. 

MASS CONFRONTATION (FAST TRACK 2 / DESIGNATED CATEGORY 3)
AFC Wimbledon U18s, Youth Alliance South East Conference

Luton Town FC U18s v AFC Wimbledon U18s 
Youth Alliance South East Conference 
9 November 2019

Breach of FA Rule E20(a) - It is alleged that at the end of the fixture, AFC Wimbledon failed to ensure that its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrain from provocative behaviour and/or violent conduct.

Charge admitted – Paper Hearing requested. 

MASS CONFRONTATION (FAST TRACK 2 / DESIGNATED CATEGORY 3)
Luton Town FC U18s, Youth Alliance South East Conference

Luton Town FC U18s v AFC Wimbledon U18s 
Youth Alliance South East Conference 
9 November 2019

Breach of FA Rule E20(a) - It is alleged that at the end of the fixture, Luton Town FC failed to ensure that its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrain from provocative behaviour and/or violent conduct.

Charge admitted – Personal Hearing requested. 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT (NON-FAST TRACK) – STANDARD CASE
Stratford Town, Southern League – Premier Division Central 

Stratford Town FC v Tamworth FC 
Southern league – Premier Division Central 
22 October 2019

Breach of FA Rule E20(a) - It is alleged that following the Conclusion of the fixture, Stratford Town FC failed to ensure that its Officials and/or spectators conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from abusive and/or insulting and/or improper language and/or improper behaviour.

Charge Admitted, Standard Penalty contested.

RESULT
Application Dismissed, Standard Penalty applies
£300 fine

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT (NON-FAST TRACK) 
Derek King, Manager, Bromley Invictas FC U14s

St. Gertrudes U14s v Bromley Invictas U14s 
U14 Challenge Cup 
10 November 2019

Two breaches of FA Rule E3 – 

i) It is alleged that in or around the 60th minute the Participant used abusive and/or insulting words towards the Match Referee.
ii) It is alleged that following the Participant’s dismissal, the Participant used abusive and/or insulting words towards the Match Referee.

Charge Denied, paper hearing requested.

RESULT
Charge Proven
4 match ground ban
£100 fine

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT IN RELATION TO AN AUTOMATIC SUSPENSION 
Lawrence Hammond, Player, Leyton Orient FC 

Leyton Orient FC U18s v Luton Town FC U18s 
EFL Youth Alliance Under 18 South East  
16 November 2019

Breach of FA Rule E10 - It is alleged that that the Participant failed to comply with an automatic suspension by participating in the above fixture.

Charge Admitted, paper hearing requested.

RESULT
Player has to serve outstanding one match suspension immediately

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT IN RELATION TO AN AUTOMATIC SUSPENSION 
Leyton Orient FC, English Football League Two

Leyton Orient FC U18s v Luton Town FC U18s 
EFL Youth Alliance Under 18 South East  
16 November 2019

Breach of FA Rule E12(a) - It is alleged that the Club failed to do all things necessary to ensure that a Player associated with the Club complied with an automatic suspension.

Charge Admitted, paper hearing requested.

RESULT
£400 fine

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT (NON-FAST TRACK) – NON-STANDARD CASE
Adriano Basso, Coach, Grantham Town FC 

Grantham Town FC v Hyde United FC 
Northern Premier League – Premier Division
12 October 2019 

Two breaches of FA Rule E3 – 

1. It is alleged that in or around the 76th minute of the fixture, the Participant’s language and/or behaviour towards the Assistant Referee amounted to improper conduct;
2. And/or it is alleged that in or around the 76th minute of the fixture, the Participant’s language and/or behaviour towards the Match Referee amounted to improper conduct.

Nil Response.

RESULT
Charge Proven
£300 fine

7 January 2020

Claim of Wrongful Dismissal

Luka Milivojevic, Crystal Palace FC
Crystal Palace FC v Derby County FC
FA Cup
5th January 2020

Violent Conduct.

RESULT
WD: Dismissed
EX: Dismissed
3 match suspension remains

Claim of Wrongful Dismissal

Roberto Pereyra, Watford FC
Watford FC v Tranmere Rovers FC
FA Cup
4th January 2020

Violent Conduct.

RESULT
WD: Upheld
3 match suspension removed

Claim of Wrongful Dismissal

Ivan Sunjic, Birmingham City FC
Birmingham City FC v Blackburn Rovers FC
FA Cup
4th January 2020

Denying an Obvious Goal-Scoring Opportunity.

RESULT
WD: Dismissed
1 match suspension remains
Claim of Wrongful Dismissal

Jordan Lyden, Swindon Town FC
Swindon Town FC v Bradford City FC
Football League 2
4th January 2020

Serious Foul Play.

RESULT
WD: Dismissed
EX: Dismissed
3 match suspension remains

Claim of Wrongful Dismissal

Craig Eastmond, Sutton United FC
Chesterfield FC v Sutton United FC
National League
4th January 2020

Violent Conduct.

RESULT
WD: Dismissed
EX: Dismissed
3 match suspension remains

6 January 2020

 INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT (FAST TRACK 2) – NON-STANDARD CASE
Karl Robinson, Manager, Oxford United FC

Oxford United FC v Shrewsbury Town FC 
English Football League One 
7 December 2019

Breach of FA Rule E3 - It is alleged that following the end of the fixture on the field of play, the Participant’s behaviour and/or language was threatening and/or abusive and/or insulting and/or improper towards a Match Official.  

Charge denied – Personal Hearing requested. 

Result
1 match touchline ban 
£4000 fine 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT (FAST TRACK 2) – STANDARD CASE
Wigan Athletic FC

Nottingham Forest FC v Wigan Athletic FC
English Football League Championship
29 December 2019

Breach of FA Rule E20(a) - It is alleged that in or around the 81st minute of the fixture, Wigan Athletic FC failed to ensure that its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.

Charge admitted- Standard Penalty accepted. 

2 January 2020

Claim of Wrongful Dismissal

Christian Kabasele, Watford FC
Watford FC v Wolverhampton Wanderers FC
Premier League
1st January 2020

Denying an Obvious Goal-Scoring Opportunity.

RESULT
Dismissed
2 match suspension remains in place (second dismissal of the season)

By FA Staff