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FGR REPRIEVED, SALISBURY DEMOTED + CONFERENCE AGM
30th June 2010 20:44


Salisbury City decision
Thursday, 10 June, 2010

http://www.thefa.com/TheFA/Disciplinary/NewsAndFeatures/2010/salisbury-100610

Appeal by Salisbury City FC against a decision of the Football Conference.

An Appeal Board of The FA Sanction and Registrations Committee met on Wednesday (9 June) to hear an appeal by Salisbury City FC against a decision made by the Football Conference to exclude the Club from membership of the Competition.

The Club's grounds of appeal were that the Conference misinterpreted and/or failed to comply with the Rules and Regulations relevant to its decision and/or came to a decision to which no reasonable body could have come and that the penalty, award or sanction imposed was excessive in the circumstances.

The FA Appeal Board unanimously decided that the Appeal be dismissed.

The Club's appeal fee of £250 was forfeited and they were ordered to pay additional costs of £400.

The effect of this decision is as follows:-

Salisbury City will play in the Southern League (Premier Division) this coming 2010-11 season.

Forest Green Rovers are reprieved and remain in Conference National (previously relegated to Conference South).

Weston Super Mare are reprieved and remain in Conference South (previously relegated to Southern Premier).

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At the Football Conference AGM on Saturday, controversial Appendix E was amended. Full details later. Mansfield Town were represented at the meeting by joint owner Andy Saunders. Salisbury, demoted two leagues to the Southern League, did not turn up. Nor did Lewes or Hampton & Richmond.

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