Sleaford boss confirms club will appeal against FA Cup disqualification
Sleaford Town manager Kris Jones insists it would be a huge injustice if the club is denied their biggest ever occasion in the FA Cup.
Jones confirmed today that an official appeal will be sent to the FA following their disqualification from the competition following a mass brawl during their first qualifying round clash with Huntingdon at Elsaforde Park.
Sleaford were leading the match 2-1 and there were just three minutes remaining when the fight broke out. An FA Cup sub-committee met and disqualified both teams for their part in the fracas.
However, Jones believes his side have been treated unfairly.
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"We feel this is a huge injustice and it leaves us no choice but to appeal," said Jones.
"We do not feel the punishment is a fair reflection of what happened that day. We have taken legal advice and are putting together a letter which has to be delivered to the FA by 2pm tomorrow.
"The FA Cup draw saw us drawn against AFC Sudbury in what would be the biggest game in our history and we don't think we should be denied that."