CHIPPENHAM TOWN: Bluebirds await FA thoughts after St Neots fracas

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The scuffles at the end of Saturday's match with St Neots at Hardenhuish Park (Picture by Robin Foster) The scuffles at the end of Saturday's match with St Neots at Hardenhuish Park (Picture by Robin Foster)

CHIPPENHAM Town will wait on any communication from the Football Association before deciding on action in the wake of Saturday's unsavoury scenes at the end of the 2-2 draw with St Neots Town at Hardenhuish Park.

The club have held an internal inquiry into the fracas at the end of Saturday's encounter, which resulted in Bluebirds' defender Alex Kite and St Neots striker Ben Mackey being sent off and scuffles both on and off the pitch involving both players and spectators.

Town also studied a copy of the video of the match as well as photographic evidence and released a statement today revealing they had sent those pictures to their counterparts at the Cambridgeshire club for their comments.

The statement said: "The chairman (John Applegate), vice chairman (Neil Blackmore) and directors carried out an inquiry into the incident that took place towards the end of the game with St. Neots and copy of the video and pictures have been sent to the chairman of St. Neots for any comments.

"We now await any communication from the FA with regard to this match.''

The club will be made aware of any FA views, once the governing body has reviewed the match report of Pewsey official Matthew Rushton, who was in charge for Saturday's fixture.

Players and management met with Bluebirds officials on Tuesday night to discuss the weekend's events, with vice-chairman Blackmore pledging the situation would be dealt with after being thoroughly investigated.

He added: "We can't act until we hear back from the FA and also once we've gone through all of the physical evidence.

 

"But it ws a cracking game of football on Saturday and that really spoilt it - it will be dealt with appropriately."

MORE ON THIS STORY IN THURSDAY'S GAZETTE & HERALD AND FRIDAY'S WILTSHIRE TIMES

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