Disciplinary charges, responses and suspensions for May 2020

Thursday 11 Jun 2020

28 May 2020 

MASS CONFRONTATION (NON-FAST TRACK) – STANDARD CASE 
Bradford Park Avenue AFC, National League - North 
Kings Lynn Town FC v Bradford Park Avenue AFC 
National League - North 
10 March 2020 

Breach of FA Rule E20(a) - It is alleged that following the conclusion of the fixture, Bradford Park Avenue AFC failed to ensure that its players and/or officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behaviour. 

The Club have until 12 June 2020 to respond.  

MASS CONFRONTATION (NON-FAST TRACK) – STANDARD CASE 
Kings Lynn Town FC, National League - North 
Kings Lynn Town FC v Bradford Park Avenue AFC 
National League - North 
10 March 2020 

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

The Club have until 12 June 2020 to respond. 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT IN RELATION TO INTERMEDIARY ACTIVITY  
Stephen Harrison, Registered Intermediary 
Breach of FA Rule E1(b) - It is alleged that the Participant conducted Intermediary Activity without having entered into a validly executed representation contract. 

Charge admitted – Personal Hearing requested.  

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT IN RELATION TO INTERMEDIARY ACTIVITY  
Tim Bailey, Registered Intermediary 
Breach of FA Rule E1(b) - It is alleged that the Participant entered into a Representation Contract and failed to lodge it with The Association. 

Charge admitted – Personal Hearing requested.  

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT IN RELATION TO BETTING 
Matthew Bevans, Academy Coach, Watford FC  
Breach of FA Rule E8 – Misconduct in respect of 3,353 bets placed on football matches between 21 November 2015 to 03 November 2019. 

Charge admitted – Paper Hearing requested.  

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT IN RELATION TO BETTING 
Liam McFadyen, Player, Unregistered   
Breach of FA Rule E8 - Misconduct in respect of 474 bets placed on football matches between 07 August 2015 and 03 November 2019. 

Charge admitted – Paper Hearing requested.  

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT IN RELATION TO BETTING 
Rory Coleman, Player, Unregistered 
Breach of FA Rule E8 – Misconduct in respect of 1,019 bets placed on football matches between 29 August 2014 to 31 March 2019. 

Charge admitted – Paper Hearing requested. 

26 May 2020 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT (NON-FAST TRACK) – NON-STANDARD CASE 
David Chadwick, Coach, FC United of Manchester  
Nantwich Town FC v FC United of Manchester 
Northern Premier League – Premier Division 
25 February 2020 

Breach of FA Rule E3 - It is alleged that on the field of play following the end of the fixture the Participant displayed violent and/or improper conduct. 

Charge admitted – Paper Hearing requested.  

MASS CONFRONTATION (NON-FAST TRACK) – STANDARD CASE 
Guiseley AFC, National League – North 
Gloucester City FC v Guiseley AFC 
National League – North 
28 September 2019 

Breach of FA Rule E20(a) - It is alleged that in or around the 40th minute of the fixture, Guiseley AFC failed to ensure that its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behaviour. 

Charge admitted – Standard Penalty contested.  

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT (NON-FAST TRACK) – NON STANDARD CASE 
Jamie Spencer, Player, Guiseley AFC 
Gloucester City FC v Guiseley AFC 
National League – North 
28 September 2019 

Breach of FA Rule E3 - It is alleged that contrary to FIFA Law 12, in or around the 40th minute of the fixture, the Participant committed violent conduct. 

Charge denied – Paper Hearing requested.  

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT  
Michael Dunkley, Match Official 
Spalding United FC v Chasetown FC 
Northern Premier League – South East 
Tuesday 10th March 2020 

Breach of FA Rule E3 - It is alleged that prior to and after the fixture, the Participant used abusive and/or insulting and/or improper words towards another Match Official. 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, whether express or implied, to sexual orientation. 

Charge admitted – Paper Hearing requested.  

Result
6 Week Suspension from  officiating and/or participating as a player from all domestic club football for a period of 6 weeks, commencing from when football returns at his level.
Face to face education 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT  
Arlen Birch, Player, AFC Telford  
Boston United FC v AFC Telford United 
National League – North 
22 February 2020 
Breach of FA Rule E3 – It is alleged that the Participant’s behaviour on the field of play following the end of the above fixture was violent and/or abusive and/or insulting and/or improper, considered sufficiently serious to warrant an additional sanction.  

Charge admitted – Paper Hearing requested. 

21 May 2020 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT  
Ibrahim Akanbi, Player, Maidstone United FC 
AFC Hammersmith Town v Battersea Park Rangers FC 
Sunday Surrey Premier Cup 
26th January 2020  
AFC Hammersmith Town v NLO FC 
Harrow Sunday Challenge Football League 
2nd February 2020 

Breach of Rule E1(b) - It is alleged that the Participant failed to comply with FA Rule C1 (i)(i), in that the Participant played for AFC Hammersmith Town on the above dates whilst registered with Maidstone United FC. 

Charge admitted – Paper Hearing requested.   
Result 
2 Match Suspension 
£300 Fine 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT (NON-FAST TRACK) – NON STANDARD CASE 
Spencer Harrison, Assistant Manager, Waltham Abbey FC 
Waltham Abbey FC v Barking FC 
Isthmian League – South Central 
4 February 2020 

Two breaches of FA Rule E3:  
It is alleged that in or around the 94th minute of the fixture the Participant used abusive and/or insulting words towards the Match Referee. 
It is alleged that in or around the 94th minute of the fixture the Participant used abusive and/or insulting words towards an Assistant Referee. 

Charges admitted – Paper Hearing requested.  

Result 
3 Match Touchline Ban  
£200 Fine 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT  
Peter Wedgeworth, Player, Whyteleafe FC 
Whitehawk FC v Whyteleafe FC 
Isthmian League – South East 
28 January 2020 

Breach of FA Rule E1 - It is alleged that the Participant's behaviour in or around the 52nd minute of the fixture, constitutes violent conduct considered sufficiently serious to warrant an additional sanction. 
The Participant has until 7th May 2020 to provide a response.  

Result 
5 Match Suspension  
£50 fine  

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT (NON-FAST TRACK) – NON STANDARD CASE 
Alun Armstrong, Manager, Darlington FC 
Darlington FC v Guiseley AFC 
National League - North 
1 February 2020 

Two breaches of FA Rule E3: 
It is alleged that on the field of play at the end of the fixture the Participant used abusive and/or insulting words towards the Match Referee. 
It is alleged that in or around the tunnel area at the end of the fixture the Participant used abusive and/or insulting words towards the Match Referee.  

The Participant has until 7th May 2020 to provide a response. 

Result 
3 Match Touchline Ban  
£300 Fine 

20 May 2020

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT (NON-FAST TRACK) – NON STANDARD CASE
Lee Williamson, Chairman, Cheshunt FC
Horsham FC v Cheshunt FC
Isthmian League – Premier Division
22 February 2020

Breach of FA Rule E3 - It is alleged that in or around the boardroom following the end of the fixture the Participant used abusive and/or insulting words towards the Match Referee.

The Participant has until 4 June 2020 to respond. 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT (NON-FAST TRACK) – STANDARD CASE
Jason Ainsley, Manager, Spennymoor Town FC
Spennymoor Town FC v AFC Telford United
National League North
29 February 2020

Breach of FA Rule E3 - It is alleged that in or around the changing room after the conclusion of the fixture the Participant used abusive and/or insulting words towards a Match Official.

The Participant has until 4 June 2020 to respond. 

Result
Accepted SP1
1 match touchline ban 
£200 fine

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT IN RELATION TO BETTING
Kyle Jordan, Former Manager, Worksop Town FC

Breach of FA Rule E8 – Misconduct in respect of 370 bets placed on football matches between 13 February 2015 to 30 January 2020. 

Charges admitted – Paper Hearing requested. 

Result
Fined the sum of £200. 
£150 of the fine is suspended for a period of eighteen (18) months, but will come into effect immediately if a charge for breach(es) of FA Rule E8 (or its equivalent), committed on or before 19 November May 2021, is brought by The FA against Mr Jordan and subsequently admitted or proven.

19 May 2020 

APPEAL IN RELATION TO DISQUALIFYING ORDER ISSUED BY PLAYER STATUS 

Dax Price, Intermediary  
Failed to adhere to the FA’s ‘Test of Good Character and Reputation for Intermediaries’ 

RESULT 
Appeal Dismissed 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT IN RELATION TO BETTING
Garry Fletcher-Tindall, Match Official

Breach of FA Rule E8 – Misconduct in respect of 143 bets placed on football matches between 10 March 2018 to 08 February 2020.

Charges admitted – Paper Hearing requested. 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT IN RELATION TO BETTING
Krishna Lalmalani, Former Academy Performance Analyst, Exeter City FC

Breach of FA Rule E8 - Misconduct in respect of 4,011 bets placed on football matches and/or football related-events between 31 July 2018 and 01 May 2019.

Charge admitted – Personal Hearing requested.

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT 
Carl Varey, Youth Coach, Tranmere Rovers FC
Sunderland Foundation of Light U18s v Tranmere Rovers FC U18s
NFYL League Cup
19 February 2020

Two breaches of FA Rule E3:

1. It is alleged that the Participant’s language and/or behaviour on the field of play after the end of the fixture amounts to improper conduct.
2. It is alleged that the Participant’s language and/or behaviour in or around the canteen area after the end of the fixture amounts to improper conduct.

The Participant has until 1 June 2020 to respond.  

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT IN RELATION TO BETTING
Michael Bath, Senior Gardener, Arsenal FC

Breach of FA Rule E8 - Misconduct under FA Rule E1(b) in respect of 562 bets placed on football matches between 31 March 2017 to 28 December 2019.

Charge admitted – Personal Hearing requested. 

INCIDENT OUTSIDE THE JURISDICTION OF MATCH OFFICIALS BUT REPORTED TO THE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION (NON-FAST TRACK) – STANDARD CASE
Jan Yoemans, Player, Spalding United FC 
Spalding United FC v Belper Town FC
Northern Premier League – South East
8 February 2020

Breach of FA Rule E3 - It is alleged that following the conclusion of the fixture the Participant used abusive and/or insulting words towards a Match Official.

The Participant has until 3 June 2020 to respond. 

14 May 2020

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT IN RELATION TO BETTING
Sam Crabb, Player, Eastbourne United AFC

Breach of FA Rule E8 - In respect of 1,156 bets placed on football matches between 06 August 2014 to 12 February 2019.

Charge admitted – Paper Hearing requested. 

Result
Warning 
12 month suspension from all football and football related activity 
£100 Fine

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT IN RELATION TO BETTING
Anthony Court, Security Officer, Brighton & Hove Albion FC

Breach of FA Rule E8 – in respect of 115 bets placed on football matches between 09 December 2017 to 26 October 2019.

Charge admitted – Paper Hearing requested.

Result
Warning
4 month suspension from all football and football related activity. The last 3 months of the suspension are suspended up to and including 13th May 2022, provided no further breaches (or equivalent) of FA Rule E8
£200 Fine

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT (NON-FAST TRACK) – NON STANDARD CASE
Steve Heath, Manager, AFC Dunstable 
AFC Dunstable v Yaxley FC
Southern League – Division One Central
8 February 2020

Two breaches of FA Rule E3:

i. It is alleged that in or around half time of the fixture the Participant used abusive and/or insulting words toward 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 admitted – Paper Hearing requested

Result
3 match touchline ban
£200 fine

12 May 2019

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

Gloucester City FC v Guiseley AFC
National League – North
28 September 2019

Breach of FA Rule E20(a) - It is alleged that in or around the 40th minute of the fixture, Gloucester City FC failed to ensure that its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behaviour.

Charge admitted – Standard Penalty contested. 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT 
Elliott Whitehouse, Player, Grimsby Town FC
Northampton Town FC v Grimsby Town FC
EFL League Two
23 November 2019

Breach of FA Rule E3 - It is alleged that around the 72nd minute of the fixture, the Participant used abusive and/or insulting words towards a Northampton Town FC player, contrary to Rule E3(1). It is alleged that this breach of FA Rule E3(1) is an “Aggravated breach” as defined in Rule E3(2), as it included a reference to race and/or ethnic origin and/or nationality.

Charge admitted – Paper Hearing requested. 

Result
6 match suspension 
FA face to face education 
£2000 fine 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT (NON-FAST TRACK) – NON STANDARD CASE
Andrew Smith, Assistant Manager, Cinderford Town FC
Melksham Town FC v Cinderford Town FC
Southern League – Division One South
1 February 2020

Two breaches of FA Rule E3:

1. It is alleged that in or around the 65th minute of the fixture the Participant used abusive and/or insulting words towards an Assistant Referee.
2. It is alleged that in or around the 65th minute of the fixture the Participant used abusive and/or insulting words towards the other Assistant Referee.

Charges admitted – Paper Hearing requested. 

Result
2 Match touchline ban 
£150 fine  

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT (NON-FAST TRACK) – STANDARD CASE
Lloyd Blackman, Manager, Whitstable Town FC
Cray Valley v Whitstable Town FC
Isthmian League – South East
4 February 2020

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

Charged admitted – Standard Penalty 1 accepted (£100 fine). 

1 May 2020

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT (NON-FAST TRACK) – NON STANDARD CASE
Paul Winstanley, Head Therapist, Lancaster City FC
Lancaster City FC v Warrington Town FC
Northern Premier League – Premier Division
1 February 2020

Breach of FA rule E3 - It is alleged that the Participant’s behaviour during half time of the fixture, in adopting an aggressive attitude towards and/or throwing or attempting to throw punches at a member of the opposition, amounts to improper and/or violent conduct.

Charge admitted – Paper Hearing requested.  

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT (NON-FAST TRACK) – NON STANDARD CASE
Paul Carden, Manager, Warrington Town FC

Lancaster City FC v Warrington Town FC
Northern Premier League – Premier Division
1 February 2020

Breach of FA Rule E3 - It is alleged that the Participant's behaviour during half time of the fixture, in adopting an aggressive attitude towards a member of the opposition, amounts to improper and/or violent conduct.

Charge admitted – Paper Hearing requested. 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT (NON-FAST TRACK) – NON STANDARD CASE
Adam Carden, Player, Warrington Town FC
Lancaster City FC v Warrington Town FC
Northern Premier League – Premier Division
1 February 2020

Breach of FA Rule E3 - It is alleged that the Participant’s behaviour during half time of the fixture, in adopting an aggressive attitude towards and/or headbutting or attempting to headbutt a member of the opposition, amounts to improper and/or violent conduct.

Charge denied – Paper Hearing requested. 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT IN RELATION TO BETTING
Kieran Trippier, Player, Atletico Madrid

Breach of FA Rule E8 – Misconduct in relation to alleged breaches of The FA’s Betting Rules, specifically in relation to Rule E8(1)(a)(ii) and Rule E8(1)(b), during the period of July 2019.

Mr Trippier has until 26th June 2020 to respond. 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT (NON-FAST TRACK) – NON STANDARD CASE
Sean Myler, Player, Prescot Cables FC
Prescot Cables FC v Workington AFC
Northern Premier League – North West
1 February 2020

Breach of FA Rule E3 - It is alleged that the Participant’s conduct at half time of the fixture was violent and/or improper.

Charge denied – Paper Hearing requested. 

Result
2 Match Suspension 
£60 Fine 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT (NON-FAST TRACK) – NON STANDARD CASE
Tambeson Eyong, Player, Romford FC 
Soham Town Rangers FC v Romford FC
Isthmian League – North
22 February 2020

Breach of FA Rule E3 -  It is alleged that during the first half of the fixture, the Participant’s language and/or behaviour was improper and/or threatening.

Charge admitted – Paper Hearing requested. 

Result 
Suspended from all football and football related activity until Romford FC complete 9 first team competitive matches in approved competitions
£400 fine 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT (NON-FAST TRACK) – NON STANDARD CASE
Tambeson Eyong, Player, Romford FC 
Romford FC v Hullbridge Sports FC
Isthmian League – North
27 January 2020

Two breaches of FA Rule E3: 

1. It is alleged that in or around the 50th minute of the fixture, the Participant’s language was improper and/or threatening.
2. It is alleged that following the conclusion of the fixture, the Participant’s language and/or behaviour was improper and/or
threatening.

Charges admitted – Paper Hearing requested. 

Result
Suspended from All football and football related activity until Romford FC complete 5 first team competitive matches in approved competitions
£200 fine 

By FA Staff