The FA has today published the outcomes of appeals from a number of clubs against sanctions by the National League during the 2020/21 season.
An independent Appeal Board considered three appeals on 29 April 2021 against sanctions from the National League for failing to fulfil fixtures by Blyth Spartans FC, Farsley Celtic FC and Spennymoor Town FC.
The independent Appeal Board ordered the below varied terms to their original sanctions following agreement by the National League and the respective clubs:
- Blyth Spartans FC: 50% of their £6,000 fine is now suspended. Their suspended two point deduction remains;
- Farsley Celtic FC: 50% of their £4,200 fine is now suspended. Their suspended two point deduction remains
- Spennymoor Town FC: 50% of their £4,200 fine is now suspended. Their suspended two point deduction remains.
An independent Appeal Board heard 11 further appeals between 03 June 2021 and 11 June 2021 against sanctions from the National League for failing to fulfil fixtures by the following clubs:
- Alfreton Town FC;
- Bath City FC;
- Bradford Park Avenue FC;
- Chippenham Town FC;
- Curzon Ashton FC;
- Darlington Football Club;
- Dover Athletic FC;
- Dulwich Hamlet FC;
- Kettering Town FC;
- Slough Town FC;
- Southport FC.
Each of these appeals were dismissed by the independent Appeal Board and the written reasons for its respective decisions can be accessed below.
An independent Appeal Board also heard an appeal from Southport FC on 09 June 2021 in relation to a COVID-19 test that was upheld and its written reasons for the decision can be found below.