HINCKLEY UNITED FC STATEMENT
Tuesday Apr 16, 2013
An official statement from the Football Conference reads:
"On 18 December 2012 Hinckley United FC failed to fulfil its Blue Square Bet North home fixture against Bishops Stortford FC as it was unable to field a complete team, due to injury, illness and unavailability of some of its Players. As well as being ordered to pay their opponents compensation, for its cancelled travel arrangements, Hinckley United FC were deducted three points and fined £5,000 with £2,500 of the fine suspended for one year.
"Having settled Bishops Stortford FC's compensation claim Hinckley United FC appealed the Football Conference Board's decision on the sanctions, on the Grounds of severity of sentence.
"At a Hearing on April 2, 2013, the Football Association amended the decision by removing the suspended element of the fine.
"Hinckley United FC must now pay the balance of the fine, £2,500 and will have three points deducted from its League Table score, forthwith."