Discipline charges, responses and suspensions for November 2020

The FA

Press Release

10th December 2020,

30 November 2020

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT (FAST TRACK 2) – STANDARD CASE
Andrew Hessenthaler, Manager, Dover Athletic FC 

Kings Lynn Town FC v Dover Athletic FC 
National League Premier 
21 November 2020

Breach of FA Rule E3 - It is alleged that following the completion of the fixture the Participant’s language and/or behaviour towards a match official was abusive and/or insulting.

Charge admitted – Standard Penalty 1 accepted (one match touchline suspension and a £250 fine). 

27 November 2020

MASS CONFRONTATION (FAST TRACK 2) – STANDARD CASE
Portsmouth FC, English Football League One

Portsmouth FC v Oxford United FC 
English Football League One 
24 November 2020

Breach of FA Rule E20.1 - It is alleged that on the field of play following the end of the fixture, Portsmouth FC failed to ensure that its players and/or officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.

The Club have until 6:00pm on Wednesday 2 December 2020 to provide a response. 

MASS CONFRONTATION (FAST TRACK 2) – STANDARD CASE
Oxford United FC, English Football League One

Portsmouth FC v Oxford United FC 
English Football League One 
24 November 2020

Breach of FA Rule E20.1 - It is alleged that on the field of play following the end of the fixture, Oxford United FC failed to ensure that its players and/or officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.

The Club have until 6:00pm on Wednesday 2 December 2020 to provide a response. 

26 November 2020

INCIDENT ON THE FIELD OF PLAY WHICH FALLS WITHIN LAW 12, WHICH WAS NOT SEEN BY MATCH OFFICIALS, BUT WAS CAUGHT ON VIDEO
Darnell Fisher, Player, Preston North End FC.  

Preston North End FC v Sheffield Wednesday FC
English Football Championship 
21 November 2020

Breach of FA Rule E1.1 - It is alleged that the Participant’s behaviour in or around the 62nd minute of the fixture constitutes violent conduct.

Charge denied – Paper hearing to be convened

Result – Charge proven. 3 match suspension effective immediately. 

20 November 2020

PARTICIPATING IN A FIXTURE WHILST UNDER AN AUTOMATIC SUSPENSION 
Basildon United FC, Isthmian League – North 

Stansted FC v Basildon United FC 
FA Cup 
12 September 2020

Breach of FA Rule E12 - It is alleged that the Club failed to ensure that a Player associated with the Club complied with an automatic suspension in participating in the above fixture. 

The Club have until 2 December 2020 to provide a response. 

PARTICIPATING IN A FIXTURE WHILST UNDER AN AUTOMATIC SUSPENSION 
Joseph Staunton, Player, Basildon United FC 

Stansted FC v Basildon United FC 
FA Cup 
12 September 2020

Breach of FA Rule E10 - It is alleged that the Participant failed to comply with an automatic suspension by participating in the above fixture. 

The Participant has until 2 December 2020 to provide a response. 

PARTICIPATING IN A FIXTURE WHILST SUSPENDED FROM ALL FOOTBALL ACTIVITY 
Wymering FC, Mid Solent Adult Football League

Wymering FC v AFC Stubbington
Mid Solent Adult Football League
5 September 2020

Breach of FA Rule E12 - It is alleged that the Club allowed a Player to participate in a fixture whilst suspended from all football.  

The Club have until 3 December 2020 to provide a response. 

PARTICIPATING IN A FIXTURE WHILST SUSPENDED FROM ALL FOOTBALL ACTIVITY
Richard Hayward, Player, Wymering FC  

Wymering FC v AFC Stubbington
Mid Solent Adult Football League
5 September 2020

Breach of FA Rule E10 - It is alleged that the Participant failed to comply with a decision made pursuant to the Rules and Regulations of the Football Association in that the Participant played in the above fixture whilst suspended from all football.   

The Player has until 3 December 2020 to provide a response. 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT
Amari Morgan-Smith, Player, Kidderminster Harriers FC 

Kidderminster Harriers FC v Chester FC 
National League - North 
6 October 2020

Breach of FA Rule E3 - It is alleged that around the 38th minute of the fixture, the Participant used abusive and/or insulting words towards a Chester 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 sexual orientation.  

The Participant has until 7 December 2020 to provide a response. 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT (FAST TRACK 2) – STANDARD CASE
Dean Brennan, Manager, Wealdstone FC 

FC Halifax Town v Wealdstone FC 
National League Premier 
10 November 2020

Breach of FA Rule E3 - It is alleged that the Participant’s behaviour in or around the 45th minute of the fixture amounts to improper conduct.

Charge denied – Paper Hearing requested. 

Result
Not Proven 

Claim of Wrongful Dismissal and Excessive Punishment 
Karl Fondop Talom- Aldershot Town FC 
Aldershot Town FC v Maidenhead United FC
National League - Premier
Tuesday, November 17

Violent Conduct 

Result 
Claims Dismissed- 3 match suspension remains 

19 November 2020

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT (NON-FAST TRACK) – NON STANDARD CASE
Matthew Sparrow, Player, Bedford Town FC

Bedford Town v Thame United 
Southern League 
Saturday 19 September

Breach of FA Rule E3 - It is alleged that during the above fixture the Participant committed an act of violent conduct in biting a Thame United FC Player. 

The Participant has until 26 November 2020 to provide a response. 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT (NON-FAST TRACK) – STANDARD CASE
Alan Walker-Harris, Manager, Gosport Borough FC 

Metropolitan Police FC v Gosport Borough 
Southern League South 
Saturday 10 October

Breach of FA Rule E3 - It is alleged that after the half time whistle, the Participant’s language and/or behaviour towards the Match Officials was abusive and/or insulting and/or improper.  

The Participant has until 26 November 2020 to provide a response. 

INCIDENT OF MISCONDUCT (NON-FAST TRACK) – STANDARD CASE
Shaun Gale, Coach, Gosport Borough FC 

Metropolitan Police FC v Gosport Borough 
Southern League South 
Saturday 10 October

Breach of FA Rule E3 - It is alleged that during half-time of the fixture, in or around the changing room area, the Participant’s language towards the Match Officials was insulting and/or abusive and/or questioned the integrity of the Match Officials.  

The Participant has until 26 November 2020 to provide a response.

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