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St Helens football club Penlake FC suspended by FA after allegations of violence
6:15pm Friday 6th December 2013 in News
AN amateur football club from St Helens has been suspended after allegations of violence at a fixture last weekend.
Liverpool and Cheshire Football Associations have taken the action against Penlake FC, from Sutton, following an open age fixture against Manchester-based Poynton FC last Saturday.
Police confirmed today that they had been called to Sutton Leisure Centre, on Elton Head Road centre following the game, although no formal allegations of assault were made.
In a statement Cheshire Football Association said: “Liverpool FA have today suspended Penlake FC from all football until further notice following their fixture versus Poynton FC on Sat 30 November 2013
“The Cheshire Football League have therefore suspended Penlake’s fixtures during this timeframe.
“No further comment will be made on this matter until Liverpool FA have completed their disciplinary proceedings.”
The suspension affects the club's open age team only.
Paul Forester, the Penlake FC chairman, said: “We cannot comment fully because the matter is subject to an investigation. We are cooperating with the league and the county FA and are awaiting the referee’s report.
“We take the allegations seriously and met as a club committee to discuss them last night. We will be carrying out our own investigation.”
A Merseyside Police spokesman said: “Police can confirm officers were called to the game but we have yet to receive any formal allegation of an assault.”
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