Charges, suspensions and disciplinary updates, July 2016

Thursday 30 Jun 2016
FA charges - July 2016

Disciplinary charges, suspensions and responses for July 2016:

Friday 29 July

Kyle Lafferty, Norwich City FC
Breach of FA Rule E8(1) – it is alleged that on 20 February 2016, Lafferty placed a bet on the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of, or occurrence in, a football match or competition whilst being a “Participant”

Lafferty has until 5 August 2016 to respond

Tuesday 26 July

Richard Des Voeux
Breach of FA Rule E1(b) – it is alleged that Richard Des Voeux breached Regulation B8 of the FA Regulations on Working with Intermediaries
Charge denied, personal hearing requested

Charge proven. Des Voeux was suspended from all football and football related activity for the period of 112 days, 84 of which are suspended until 1 September 2017 (remaining 28 days effective from 2 August 2016), fined £1,250 and warned as to future conduct

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Guy Hudson, coach, Rugby Town FC
Spalding United FC v Rugby Town FC
Northern Premier League Division One South, 12 March 2016
Breach of FA Rule E3 – it is alleged that Guy Hudson's language and/or behaviour after the end of the fixture was abusive and/or insulting and/or improper
Charge admitted, non-personal hearing requested

Hudson was banned from the touchline, commencing Monday 1 August, until such time as Rugby Town FC have completed two first team matches in approved competitions, fined £150 and warned as to future conduct

Matt Mitchell, formerly of Thamesmead Town FC
Maldon & Tiptree FC v Thamesmead Town FC
Isthmian League Division One North, 9 April 2016
Breach of FA Rule E3 – it is alleged that following Matt Mitchell's dismissal during the above fixture, Mr Mitchell used abusive and/or insulting words towards a Match Official
No reply, non-personal hearing to be convened

Charge proven. Mitchell was suspended from all domestic club football, commencing on Monday 1 August, for three first team matches in approved competitions, fined £60 and warned as to future conduct

Friday 22 July

Darren Ford, coach, Glossop North End FC
Northwich Victoria FC v Glossop North End FC
Northern Premier League Division One North, 27 April 2016
Breach of FA Rule E3 – it is alleged that Darren Ford's behaviour after the end of the fixture constitutes improper and/or violent conduct
Charge admitted, non-personal hearing requested

Ford was banned from the touchline, commencing Monday 25 July, until such time as Glossop North End FC have completed three first team matches in approved competitions, fined £150 and warned as to future conduct

Harrogate Town FC
Alfreton Town FC v Harrogate Town FC
National League North, 9 April 2016
Breach of FA Rule E20(a) – it is alleged that after the end of the fixture, Harrogate Town FC failed to ensure that its players and/or officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behaviour
No reply, non-personal hearing to be convened

Charge proven: Harrogate Town FC was fined £900 and warned as to future conduct

Alfreton Town FC
Alfreton Town FC v Harrogate Town FC
National League North, 9 April 2016
Breach of FA Rule E20(a) – it is alleged that after the end of the fixture, Alfreton Town FC failed to ensure that its players and/or officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behaviour
Charge denied, non-personal hearing requested

Charge proven: Alfreton Town FC was fined £850 and warned as to future conduct

Khalid Abdo, Aston Villa FC U21
Swansea City FC U21 v Aston Villa FC U21
U21 Premier League – Division Two, 25 April 2016
Breach of FA Rule E3 – it is alleged that Abdo’s language and/or behaviour after the end of the fixture amounts to improper conduct
Charge admitted, non-personal hearing requested

Abdo was suspended from all domestic club football, commencing Monday 25 July, until such time as Aston Villa FC have completed one non first team match in an approved competition, fined £500 and warned as to future conduct

Adam Stephens, manager, Grantham Town FC
Grantham Town FC v Stourbridge FC
Northern Premier League Premier, 15 March 2016
Breach of FA Rule E3 – it is alleged that Stephens’ language and/or behaviour after the end of the fixture was abusive and/or insulting and/or improper
No reply, non-personal hearing to be convened

Charge proven: Stephens was banned from the touchline, commencing on Monday 25 July, until such time as Grantham Town FC have completed three first team matches in approved competitions, fined £300 and warned as to future conduct

Chris Salt, Buxton FC
Whitby Town FC v Buxton FC
Northern Premier League Premier, 19 March 2016
Breach of FA Rule E3 – it is alleged that Salt's behaviour was improper when refusing to leave the field of play in or around the 88th minute of the fixture
No reply, non-personal hearing to be convened

Charge proven: Salt was suspended from all domestic club football, commencing Monday 25 July, until such time as Buxton FC have completed one first team match in an approved competition, fined £75 and warned as to future conduct

Mark Lockwood, assistant Manager, Cinderford Town FC
Cinderford Town FC v Winchester City FC
Southern League Division One South & West, 5 April 2016
Breach of FA Rule E3 – it is alleged that Mark Lockwood language and/or behaviour in or around the 62nd minute of the fixture amounts to improper conduct
No reply, non-personal hearing to be convened

Charge proven: Lockwood was fined £150

Michael Walker, Poole Town FC
Hitchin Town FC v Poole Town FC
Southern League Premier Division, 9 April 2016
Two breaches of FA Rule E3 – (i) it is alleged that Walker’s language and/or behaviour after his dismissal in or around the 59th minute of the fixture was abusive and/or insulting and/or improper; (ii) at the end of the fixture, Walker’s behaviour in or around the tunnel area amounted to improper conduct
Charges admitted, non-personal hearing requested

Walker was suspended from all domestic club football, commencing Monday 25 July, until such time as Poole Town FC have completed two first team matches in approved competitions, fined £75 and warned as to future conduct

James Hurtley, Buxton FC
Brighouse Town FC v Mossley AFC
Northern Premier League Division One North, 23 April 2016
Claim under Regulation 11(j) – it is alleged that Hurtley's behaviour in or around the 90th minute constitutes violent conduct in circumstances where the standard punishment that would otherwise apply following his dismissal is clearly insufficient
Charge admitted, non-personal hearing requested

Hurtley was suspended from all domestic club football, commencing Monday 25 July, until such time as Brighouse Town FC have completed six first team matches in approved competitions, fined £150 and warned as to future conduct

Tom Dean, Mossley AFC
Brighouse Town FC v Mossley AFC
Northern Premier League Division One North, 23 April 2016
Breach of FA Rule E3 – it is alleged Dean's language and/or behaviour after his dismissal in or around the 90th minute was threatening and/or abusive and/or insulting
Charge admitted, non-personal hearing requested

Dean was suspended from all domestic club football, commencing Monday 25 July, until such time as Mossley AFC have completed three first team matches in approved competitions, fined £80 and warned as to future conduct

Hayes & Yeading United FC
Ebbsfleet United FC v Ebbsfleet United FC
National League South, 27 February 2016
Breach of FA Rule E20(a) – it is alleged that in or around the 65th minute of the fixture, Hayes & Yeading United FC failed to ensure that its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative and/or violent behaviour
No reply, non-personal hearing to be convened

Charge proven: Hayes & Yeading United FC was fined £900 and warned as to future conduct

Ebbsfleet United FC
Ebbsfleet United FC v Hayes & Yeading United FC
National League South, 27 February 2016
Breach of FA Rule E20(a) – it is alleged that in or around the 65th minute of the fixture, Ebbsfleet United FC failed to ensure that its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative and/or violent behaviour
Charge admitted, non-personal hearing requested

Ebbsfleet United FC was fined £800 and warned as to future conduct

Wayne Thomas, formerly of Worcester City FC, currently Kidderminster Harriers FC
Bradford (Park Avenue) FC v Worcester City FC
National League North, 16 April 2016
Breach of FA Rule E3 – it is alleged that Thomas’s language and/or behaviour following his dismissal in or around the 41st minute of the fixture was abusive and/or insulting and/or improper
Charge admitted, non-personal hearing requested

Thomas was suspended from all domestic club football, commencing Monday 25 July, until such time as Kidderminster Harriers FC have completed two first team matches in approved competitions, fined £300 and warned as to future conduct

Rhys Paul, Walton Casuals FC
Three Bridges FC v Walton Casuals FC
Isthmian League Division One South, 5 April 2016
Breach of FA Rule E3 – it is alleged that Paul’s behaviour in or around the 95th minute of the fixture constitutes violent conduct
Charge admitted, non-personal hearing requested

Paul was suspended from all domestic club football, commencing Monday 25 July, until such time as Walton Casuals FC have completed five first team matches in approved competitions, fined £100 and warned as to future conduct

Grant Black, manager, Ossett Town FC
Witton Albion FC v Ossett Town FC
Northern Premier League Division One North, 5 April 2016
Breach of FA Rule E3 – it is alleged that Black’s language and/or behaviour in or around the 43rd minute of the fixture was abusive and/or insulting and/or improper
Charge admitted but standard penalty not accepted, non-personal hearing to be convened

Not truly exceptional. Standard penalty 1 applies. Black is therefore sanctioned with a one match touchline ban, until such time as Ossett Town FC have completed one first team competitive match in an approved competition and fined £100

Abu Touray, Three Bridges FC
Three Bridges FC v Walton Casuals FC
Isthmian League Division One South, 5 April 2016
Breach of FA Rule E3 – it is alleged that Touray’s behaviour in or around the 95th minute of the fixture constitutes violent conduct
Charge admitted, non-personal hearing requested

Touray was suspended from all domestic club football, commencing Monday 25 July, until such time as Three Bridges FC have completed three first team matches in approved competitions, fined £120 and warned as to future conduct

John Myskiw, commercial director, Gainsborough Trinity FC
Media Comments
Breach of FA Rule E3 – it is alleged that comments, made by Myskiw, were abusive and/or insulting and/or improper. It is further alleged that this is a breach of Rule E3 (1) is an “Aggravated Breach” as defined in Rule E3 (2), as it includes a reference to religion and/or race
Charge denied, non-personal hearing requested

Charge proven: Myskiw was fined £75 and warned as to future conduct. He must attend an FA education course

Written reasons

Scott Lindsey, former manager at Swindon Town FC, currently Forest Green Rovers FC
Swindon Town FC U19s v Yeovil Town FC U19s
Youth Alliance – Merit League 2, 2 April 2016
Breach of FA Rule E3 – it is alleged that after the end of the fixture Mr Scott Lindsey used abusive and/or insulting words towards the Match Officials
Charge admitted, non-personal hearing requested

Lindsey was banned from the touchline, commencing Monday 25 July, until such time as Forest Green Rovers FC have completed two first team matches in approved competitions, fined £500 and warned as to future conduct

South Kirby Colliery U21
Caribbean Sports U21 v South Kirkby Colliery U21
Sheffield County Senior League – Under 21, 31 October 2015
Breach of FA Rule E1(b) – it is alleged that South Kirkby Colliery FC failed to comply with FA Rule C1(i) in that Bradley Dockerty participated in the above fixture while registered with Frickley Athletic FC
Charge denied, non-personal hearing requested

Charge proven: South Kirby Colliery U21 was fined £200 and warned as to future conduct

Bradley Dockerty, formerly of Frickley Athletic FC
Caribbean Sports U21 v South Kirkby Colliery U21
Sheffield County Senior League – Under 21, 31 October 2015
Breach of FA Rule E1(b) – it is alleged that, by participating in the above fixture for South Kirkby Colliery FC whilst under a written FA contract with Frickley Athletic FC, Dockerty failed to comply with FA Rule C1(i)
Charge denied, non-personal hearing requested

Charge proven: Dockerty was suspended from all domestic club football, commencing Monday 25 July, for two first team matches in approved competitions, fined £100 and warned as to future conduct

Tony Ridley, Club Secretary, South Kirkby Colliery FC
Caribbean Sports U21 v South Kirkby Colliery U21
Sheffield County Senior League – Under 21, 31 October 2015
Breach of FA Rule F3 - It is alleged that Tony Ridley failed to comply with a requirement under FA Rule F2 to provide information requested by The Football Association
No reply, non-personal hearing to be convened

Charge proven: Ridley was suspended from all football and football activity, commencing Monday 25 July, for the period of 28 days, fined £200 and warned as to future conduct

Thursday 21 July

Bradley Robinson, formerly of Abbey Hey FC
Breach of FA Rule E8 in respect of a bet place on 25 April 2015
Charge admitted, non-personal hearing requested

Robinson was suspended from all football and football related activity, with immediate effect, for a period of six months, fined £360 and warned as to future conduct

Wednesday 20 July

Martin Pilkington, Ashton United FC
Breaches of FA Rule E8 – (i) in respect of 831 bets placed on football between 9 August 2014 and 24 May 2015, and (ii) in respect of an allegation that, in or around April 2015, Martin Pilkington provided information relating to football which was obtained by virtue of his position within the game and which was not publically available at that time, and that information was used for, or in relation to betting
Charges admitted, personal hearing requested

Pilkington was suspended from all football and football related activity, with immediate effect, for a period of four years. Final 12 months of the suspension are suspended for two seasons, fined £75 and warned as to future conduct.

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Lee Rick, Player, Ashton United FC
Breaches of FA Rule E8 in respect of 282 bets placed on football matches between 22 August 2014 and 24 August 2015
Charges admitted, non-personal hearing requested

Rick was suspended from all football and football related activity, with immediate effect, for a period of six months, fined £150 and warned as to future conduct

Kayde Coppin, former Player at Ashton United FC
Breaches of FA Rule E8 in respect of 87 bets placed on football matches between 31 August 2014 and 15 July 2015
Charges admitted, non-personal hearing requested

Coppin was suspended from all football and football related activity, with immediate effect, for a period of 24 months, fined £650 and warned as to future conduct

Kevin Leadbetter, formerly of Ashton United FC
Breaches of FA Rule E8 in respect of 276 bets placed on football matches between 28 April 2014 and 25 May 2015
Charges admitted, non-personal hearing requested

Leadbetter was suspended from all football and football related activity, with immediate effect, for a period of 12 months, fined £750 and warned as to future conduct

Monday 18 July

Nick Bunyard, manager, Frome Town FC
Ninety-eight breaches of FA Rule E8 relating to Bunyard’s betting activity between 13 September 2014 and 9 April 2016

Charge admitted, personal hearing requested

Thursday 14 July

Jordan Lemon, formerly of Lincoln United FC, currently Stamford AFC
Loughborough Dynamo FC v Lincoln United FC
Northern Premier League Division One South, 2 April 2016
Two breaches of FA Rule E3 – (ii) it is alleged that Jordan Lemon used abusive and/or insulting words towards a match official in or around the changing room area after the end of the above fixture; and (ii) it is alleged that Jordan Lemon's behaviour, in refusing to provide his name to a match official when required to do so, was improper
Charges admitted, non-personal hearing requested

Lemon was suspended from all domestic club football, commencing Monday 18 July, until such time as Stamford AFC have completed three first team matches in approved competitions, fined £75 and warned as to future conduct

Martyn Grimshaw, coach, Paulton Rovers FC
Paulton Rovers FC v Poole Town FC
Southern League Premier, 5 April 2016
Breach of FA Rule E3 – it is alleged that in or around the dressing room area at half time of the fixture, Martyn Grimshaw's language and/or behaviour was abusive and/or insulting and/or improper
Charge admitted but standard penalty not accepted, non-personal hearing to be convened

Not truly exceptional. Standard penalty 1 (£150 fine) applies

Ritchie Hanlon, joint-manager, Kings Langley FC
North Greenford United FC v Kings Langley FC
Southern League Central Division, 19 April 2016
Two breaches of FA Rule E3 – it is alleged that in or around the 65th minute: (i) Hanlon used abusive and/or insulting language towards a Match Official; and (ii) Hanlon's language and/or behaviour having been dismissed from the technical area amounts to improper conduct
Charges admitted, non-personal hearing requested

Hanlon was banned from the touchline, commencing Monday 18 July, until such time as Kings Langley FC have completed three first team matches in approved competitions, fined £150 and warned as to future conduct

Simon Huggett, coach, Northwood FC
St Ives Town FC v Northwood FC
Southern League Division One Central, 19 March 2016
Breach of FA Rule E3 – it is alleged that in or around the 74th minute of the fixture Huggett used abusive and/or insulting words towards a Match Official
Charge admitted, non-personal hearing requested

Huggett was banned from the touchline, commencing Monday 18 July, until such time as Northwood FC have completed two first team matches in approved competitions, fined £250 and warned as to future conduct

Simon Huggett, assistant manager, Northwood FC
Godalming Town FC v Northwood FC
Southern League Division One Central, 16 April 2016
Two breaches of FA Rule E3 – it is alleged that: (i) after the end of the fixture during the post-match handshakes, Simon Huggett's language and/or behaviour was abusive and/or insulting and/or improper; and (ii) after the end of the fixture in or around the changing room area, Huggett's language and/or behaviour was abusive and/or insulting and/or improper
Charges admitted, non-personal hearing

Huggett was banned from the touchline, commencing Monday 18 July, until such time as Northwood FC have completed four first team matches in approved competitions, fined £250 and warned as to future conduct

Dave Frecklington, manager, Lincoln United FC
Loughborough Dynamo FC v Lincoln United FC
Northern Premier League Division One South, 2 April 2016
Breach of FA Rule E3 – it is alleged that after the end of the above fixture Frecklington used abusive and/or insulting words towards a Match Official
Charge admitted, non-personal hearing requested

Frecklington was banned from the touchline, commencing Monday 18 July, until such time as Lincoln United FC have completed two first team matches in approved competitions, fined £150 and warned as to future conduct

Aston Villa FC U21
Aston Villa FC U21 v West Ham United FC U21
U21 Premier League – Division 2, 11 April 2016
Breach of FA Rule E20(a) – it is alleged that in or around the 90th minute of the fixture, Aston Villa FC failed to ensure that its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative and/or violent behaviour
Charge admitted, non-personal hearing requested

Club were fined £8,000 and warned as to future conduct

West Ham United FC U21
Aston Villa FC U21 v West Ham United FC U21
U21 Premier League – Division 2, 11 April 2016
Breach of FA Rule E20(a) – it is alleged that in or around the 90th minute of the fixture, West Ham United FC failed to ensure that its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative and/or violent behaviour
Charge admitted, non-personal hearing requested

Club were fined £8,000 and warned as to future conduct

Tony Kessel, coach, Dartford FC
Weston Super Mare FC v Dartford FC
National League South, 5 March 2016
Breach of FA Rule E3 – it is alleged that Kessel's behaviour in or around the 31st minute of the above fixture, constitutes violent conduct
Charge admitted, non-personal hearing requested

Kessel was banned from the touchline, commencing Monday 18 July, until such time as Dartford FC have completed three first team matches in approved competitions, fined £300 and warned as to future conduct

Dartford FC
Weston Super Mare FC v Dartford FC
National League South, 5 March 2016
Breach of FA Rule E20(a) – it is alleged that in or around the 31st minute of the fixture, Dartford FC failed to ensure that its players and/or officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and or refrained from provocative behaviour
Charge admitted, non-personal hearing requested

Club were fined £750 and warned as to future conduct

Weston Super Mare FC
Weston Super Mare FC v Dartford FC
National League South, 5 March 2016
Breach of FA Rule E20(a) – it is alleged that in or around the 31st minute of the fixture, Weston Super Mare FC failed to ensure that its players and/or officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and or refrained from provocative behaviour
Charge denied, non-personal hearing requested

Charge proven: Club fined £750 and warned as to future conduct

Ryan Northmore, Weston Super Mare FC
Weston Super Mare FC v Hayes & Yeading United FC
National League South, 16 February 2016
Breach of FA Rule E3 – it is alleged that Northmore's language and/or behaviour in or around the 81st minute of the fixture, was abusive and/or insulting and/or improper
Charge denied. non-personal hearing requested

Charge proven: Northmore was banned from the touchline, commencing Monday 18 July, until such time as Weston Super Mare FC have completed three first team matches in approved competitions, fined £400 and warned as to future conduct

Liam Thomas, Heybridge Swifts FC 
Concord Rangers FC v Heybridge Swifts FC
Essex Senior Cup, 12 April 2016
Breach of FA Rule E3 – it is alleged that Thomas’s behaviour in or around the 35th minute of the fixture constitutes violent conduct
Charge denied, non-personal hearing requested

Charge proven: Thomas was suspended from all domestic club football, commencing Monday 18 July, until such time as Heybridge Swifts FC have completed eight first team matches in approved competitions, fined £200 and warned as to future conduct

Craig Lewington, Molesey FC
Molesey FC v Hythe Town FC
Isthmian League Division One South, 26 March 2016
Three breaches of FA Rule E3 – it is alleged that: (i) in or around the 90th minute of the fixture and following Craig Lewington's dismissal, Mr Lewington's language and/or behaviour was abusive and/or insulting and/or improper; (ii) after the 90th minute, in or around the tunnel area, Lewington's language and/or behaviour towards a Match Official was threatening and/or abusive and/or insulting; and (iii) after the end of the fixture Lewington's behaviour, in that he returned to the field of play after being dismissed, amounts to improper conduct
Charges admitted, non-personal hearing requested

Lewington was suspended from all domestic club football, commencing Monday 18 July, until such time as Molesey FC have completed four first team matches in approved competitions, fined £100 and warned as to future conduct

Tuesday 12 July

Darren Ford, coach, Glossop North End FC
Northwich Victoria FC v Glossop North End FC
Northern Premier League Division One North, 27 April 2016
Breach of FA Rule E3 – it is alleged that Ford's behaviour after the end of the fixture constitutes improper and/or violent conduct

Charge admitted, non-personal hearing requested

Grant Black, manager, Glossop North End FC
Witton Albion FC v Ossett Town FC
Northern Premier League Division One North, 5 April 2016
Breach of FA Rule E3 – it is alleged that Black’s language and/or behaviour in or around the 43rd minute of the fixture was abusive and/or insulting and/or improper

Charge admitted but standard penalty not accepted; non-personal hearing to be convened

Tom Dean, Mossley AFC
Brighouse Town FC v Mossley AFC
Northern Premier League Division One North, 23 April 2016
Breach of FA Rule E3 – it is alleged Dean's language and/or behaviour after his dismissal in or around the 90th minute was threatening and/or abusive and/or insulting

Charge admitted, non-personal hearing requested

Friday 8 July

Ritchie Hanlon, joint-manager, Kings Langley FC
North Greenford United FC v Kings Langley FC
Southern League Central Division, 19 April 2016
Two breaches of FA Rule E3 – it is alleged that in or around the 65th minute: (i) Hanlon used abusive and/or insulting language towards a Match Official; and (ii) Hanlon's language and/or behaviour having been dismissed from the technical area amounts to improper conduct

Charges admitted, non-personal hearing requested

James Hurtley, Buxton FC
Brighouse Town FC v Mossley AFC
Northern Premier League Division One North, 23 April 2016
Claim under Regulation 11(j) – it is alleged that Hurtley's behaviour in or around the 90th minute constitutes violent conduct in circumstances where the standard punishment that would otherwise apply following his dismissal is clearly insufficient

Charge admitted, non-personal hearing requested

Wednesday 6 July

Daniel Sweeney, Kidderminster Harriers FC U19s
Leatherhead FC U19s v Kidderminster Harriers FC U19s
Football Conference Youth Alliance, 6 May 2016
Breach of FA Rule E3 – it is alleged that following the end of the fixture Sweeney used abusive and / or insulting language towards a Match Official

Charge admitted, personal hearing requested

Callum McNish, North Leigh FC
North Leigh FC v Cinderford Town FC
Southern League South & West Division, 9 April 2016
Breach of FA Rule E3 – it is alleged that McNish's language and/or behaviour following his dismissal in or around the 58th minute of the fixture was abusive and/or insulting and/or improper

Charge admitted, non-personal hearing requested

Malcolm Porter, manager, South Park FC
South Park FC v Three Bridges FC
Isthmian League Division One South, 13 April 2016
Breach of FA Rule E3 – it is alleged that in or around the 42nd minute of the fixture, Porter used abusive and/or insulting words towards the Match Officials

Charge denied, non-personal hearing requested

Laurie Walker, Oxford City FC
Dartford FC v Oxford City FC
National League South, 23 April 2016
Three breaches of FA Rule E3 – it is alleged that following Walker's dismissal: (i) Walker's conduct in failing to leave the field of play was improper; (ii) Walker used abusive and/or insulting and/or threatening language and/or behaviour towards the Match Referee; and (iii) Walker used abusive and/or insulting language towards an assistant referee

Charge admitted, non-personal hearing requested

Martyn Grimshaw, coach, Paulton Rovers FC
Paulton Rovers FC v Poole Town FC
Southern League Premier, 5 April 2016
Breach of FA Rule E3 – it is alleged that in or around the dressing room area at half time of the fixture, Grimshaw's language and/or behaviour was abusive and/or insulting and/or improper

Charge admitted but standard penalty not accepted. Non-personal hearing to be convened

Rhys Paul, Walton Casuals FC
Three Bridges FC v Walton Casuals FC
Isthmian League Division One South, 5 April 2016
Breach of FA Rule E3 – it is alleged that Paul’s behaviour in or around the 95th minute of the fixture constitutes violent conduct

Charge admitted, non-personal hearing requested

Liam Thomas, Heybridge Swifts FC
Concord Rangers FC v Heybridge Swifts FC
Essex Senior Cup, 12 April 2016
Breach of FA Rule E3 – it is alleged that Thomas’s behaviour in or around the 35th minute of the fixture constitutes violent conduct

Charge denied, non-personal hearing requested

Tuesday 5 July

Chelsea FC
Chelsea FC v Tottenham Hotspur FC
Premier League, 2 May 2016
Three breaches of FA Rule E20(a) – it is alleged that: (i) in or around the 45th minute of the fixture, Chelsea FC failed to ensure that its players and/or officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behaviour; (ii) in or around the 87th minute of the fixture, Chelsea FC failed to ensure that its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or provocative behaviour; and (iii) following the end of the fixture, Chelsea FC failed to ensure that its players and/or officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behaviour
Club were originally fined £375,000 and warned as to future conduct

Financial penalty reduced to £290,000. The remaining orders stand

Tottenham Hotspur FC
Chelsea FC v Tottenham Hotspur FC
Premier League, 2 May 2016
Three breaches of FA Rule E20(a) – it is alleged that: (i) in or around the 45th minute of the fixture, Tottenham Hotspur FC failed to ensure that its players and/or officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative and/or violent behaviour; (ii) in or around the 87th minute of the fixture, Tottenham Hotspur FC failed to ensure that its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or provocative behaviour; and (iii) following the end of the fixture, Tottenham Hotspur FC failed to ensure that its players and/or officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behaviour
Club were originally fined £225,000 and warned as to future conduct

Financial penalty reduced to £175,000. The remaining orders stand

Jordan Lemon, Lincoln United FC
Loughborough Dynamo FC v Lincoln United FC
Northern Premier League Division One South, 2 April 2016
Two breaches of FA Rule E3 – (i) it is alleged that Lemon used abusive and/or insulting words towards a match official in or around the changing room area after the end of the above fixture; and (ii) it is alleged that Lemon's behaviour, in refusing to provide his name to a match official when required to do so, was improper

Charges admitted, non-personal hearing requested

Mark Jones, Boston United FC
Bretton North End FC v Baston FC
Peterborough Sunday Morning Football League, 20 March 2016
Breach of FA Rule F2 – it is alleged that, by participating in the above fixture for Baston FC whilst under a written FA contract with Boston United FC, you have failed to comply with FA Rule C1(i)

Charge admitted, non-personal hearing

Friday 1 July

William Drake, Player, Redbridge FC
AFC Sudbury v Redbridge FC
Isthmian League Division One North, 27 February 2016
Four breaches of FA Rule E3 – (i) it is alleged that Drake’s behaviour in or around the 50th minute of the above fixture constitutes violent conduct considered sufficiently serious to warrant additional sanction; (ii) it is alleged that contrary to FIFA Laws of the Game – Law 12, in or around the 50th minute of the fixture and following Drake’s dismissal, Drake spat at supporters; (iii) it is alleged that Drake’s behaviour in utilising a fire extinguisher in or around the changing room area following his dismissal was violent and/or improper; and (iv) it is further alleged that Drake’s behaviour in punching a steward in or around the changing room area following his dismissal amounts to violent conduct

Drake has until 11 July 2016 to respond

Scott Lindsey, manager, Swindon Town FC
Swindon Town FC U19s v Yeovil Town FC U19s
Youth Alliance – Merit League 2, 2 April 2016
Breach of FA Rule E3 – it is alleged that after the end of the fixture Mr Scott Lindsey used abusive and/or insulting words towards the Match Officials

Lindsey has until 11 July 2016 to respond

By FA Staff