Devastating news for Enfield Town
Statement by Paul Millington, Vice Chairman
Representatives of the club and our legal representative attended a hearing at the Ryman League earlier today (Wednesday 29 April) and put forward our case against the charge of playing “an ineligible player who should have been suspended” which we believe is incorrect.
The Ryman League Panel decided that Enfield Town FC were guilty and imposed a 3 point deduction and fined the club £100 and £150 costs.
The Board will consider this decision and the options available to us but still feel we have a strong case to take this matter further.
A further update will be issued as soon as we are in a position to do so.
Enfield Town FC are extremely disappointed with the decision made by the Ryman League to remove 3 points from its playing record yesterday. No reasons for the League’s decision were provided to the Club and we await the League’s written reasons.
The Club made a significant attempt to resolve this matter and appointed legal Counsel to make its representations. These included several proposals, all falling within the Ryman League’s powers, to bring to an end the uncertainty of play off arrangements. The Club made it’s firm view clear that footballing issues should be dealt with on the field of play and not in the Courts. Unfortunately the decision of the League means the uncertainty continues. The Board will consider next steps as soon as possible.