AFC Sudbury receive walkover in FA Cup

AFC Sudbury have been granted a walkover into the FA Cup Third Qualifying round and will be handed £4,500 prize-money as a result, subject to appeal.

The move comes after the decision by the FA Sub-committee to expel potential opponents Huntingdon Town and Sleaford Town for their part in an incident which resulted in their First Qualifying Round clash being abandoned a fortnight ago.

Sleaford were winning 2-1 with three minutes to go at their home ground, Eslaforde Park, when the teams were found to have breached FA rule E20 - failing to ensure that their players and/or officials and/or supporters conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative and/or violent behaviour.

The decision means Sudbury will be without a game on Saturday but both Sleaford and Huntingdon are able to appeal the decision.

Read more, including the thoughts of AFC Sudbury general manager Mick Pearce, in tomorrow’s East Anglian Daily Times.

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