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Minstermen appeal to FA

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Ten Blue Square Premier clubs, including York City, have submitted an appeal to the Football Association over their loss of points following the recent expulsion of Chester City.

York beat Chester 3-2 at Bootham Crescent in November, but have since had the three points deducted after their opponents were thrown out of the Conference.

A statement for the clubs read: “The decision to expunge points so late in the season was not the right way of dealing with this situation.

“By the time Chester were expelled, 80% of the playing season had passed and we believe it would have been fairer to all to have awarded teams three points for the unplayed games, a solution the FA has previously implemented.

“This way all events that happened on the field of play, whether they be points gained or lost, bookings, injuries, bonus payments, goals scored etc all count, which is as it should be.

“We do not believe it is fair that points and the record of goals scored are expunged, yet bookings incurred in those games remain in force and count towards match bans.”

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