An FA Appeal Board has today [Friday 22 April 2016] dismissed an appeal from Nuneaton Town in relation to a decision by the National League to deduct the club three points for fielding an unregistered player.
The charge, which the club admitted, was in relation to Nuneaton’s National League North fixture against Corby Town on 27 February 2016, which Nuneaton won 3-1. The League issued a sanction of a deduction of the three points gained from the fixture and a fine of £250.
Nuneaton appealed to The FA on the grounds that the League misinterpreted or failed to comply with the rules or regulations relevant to its decision.
However, this claim was dismissed by The FA Appeal Board and the full decision of the National League remains in place.