Hinckley To Be Charged For Failing To Fulfill A Fixture

Last updated : 18 December 2012 By Covsupport News Service

Cash strapped Hinckley United, are going to be charged with failing to fulfill a fixture.

Hinckley, who last week offered Coventry City use of their Greene King Stadium, called off tonight's game against Bishops Stortford due to having only nine fit or available players.

The Football Conference, have released the following statement:

"Hinckley United informed the Football Conference by email at 9.16pm on Monday, 17th December that it had only nine fit/available players for the following evening’s Blue Square Bet North match against Bishop`s Stortford.

The Competition responded by seeking the club’s proposals to overcome the solution, adding the issue would be addressed immediately the Office opened the following morning.

Further communication followed this morning but a request for medical evidence, which the club was advised would enable the Competition to consider three further registrations, was unfulfilled when the club informed the Conference Office it (Hinckley United FC) had postponed the fixture as it was unable to fulfil the engagement. Hinckley United FC also advised the Conference it had informed its opponents of its decision.

Hinckley United will now be charged with failing to fulfil an engagement and it will have seven days in which to respond to the charge."