King’s Lynn Town face FA charges

King's Lynn are to face three Football Association charges as a result of incidents which occurred at their FA Vase semi-final second leg against Coalville on April 2.

The Norfolk County FA confirmed that the Linnets had been notified of that they have been charged with three breaches of FA Rule E20(a), which relates to 'failure to ensure players and or officials conduct themselves in an orderly fashion.'

Coalville have been charged with two breaches of the same rule with both clubs having until April 26 to respond to the charge.

Club operations manager Jonathan Chapman said: 'The allegations have been made and they have to be investigated and looked into.

'But we'll deny the charges and we're confident they will be overturned because we haven't done anything wrong.'


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Lynn pledged to co-operation fully with the FA investigation immediately following the ugly scenes which marred the club's 6-2 semi-final aggregate defeat at The Walks on April 2.

Town chairman Buster Chapman vowed to ban any home supporters involved in the trouble which saw the game halted briefly in stoppage time when stewards and police were forced to intervene to keep rival fans apart.

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Police made two arrests for public order offences outside the ground after the game which attracted a club record 2,354 attendance.

The referee's report also included details of a second half flashpoint involving Coalville's coaching staff and substitutes and home fans stationed in the vicinity of the away dug out following Matt Gardener's winner for the Ravens.

A roof panel was smashed on the dugout and Coalville's manager Adam Stevens alleged post-match his players had been subject to racial abuse during the second leg tie.

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