Whyteleafe kicked out of the FA Cup

Whyteleafe today have confirmed that they have been removed from the FA Cup and face a possible points deduction from the Bostik South East Division

A Club Statement on their Official Website says,

The disciplinary hearing at the FA this morning reached the decision that Whyteleafe FC played Adekunle Odutola illegally in the FA Cup match on 4th September 2018 and in the league match against Guernsey in the first league match of the season. The Club were found guilty of this charge, despite the evidence which clearly stated the player was checked under the name Adekunle Odutola and not under the previously unknown name of Taiwo Odutola which he had obtained the suspension from.

The FA Cup 2RQ match against St Albans has been cancelled and Whyteleafe has been removed from the competition. Any deduction of points from the Bostik South East division will be decided upon by the Bostik League.

As far as the FA Cup competition currently stands, Corinthian-Casuals will be reinstated and will play St Albans on Monday 1st October, subject to any appeal.

The Club is fully intending to appeal against this decision which they feel is totally unjustified and the appeal will take place within the next 7 days.

Whyteleafe are currently third in the League but any points taken away could affect their promotion bid.

Phoenix Sports have also been removed from the FA Cup. A Club Statement can be found on the official website here

For more from Whyteleafe please visit their website here

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