St Helens football club Penlake FC suspended by FA after allegations of violence

St Helens Star: St Helens football club suspended by FA after allegations of violence St Helens football club suspended by FA after allegations of violence

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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10:07pm Fri 6 Dec 13

moonman77 says...

Typical win at all costs parents and coaches. Instead of football development we have a 'just win' mentality. I feel ashamed for Penlake and St Helens.
Typical win at all costs parents and coaches. Instead of football development we have a 'just win' mentality. I feel ashamed for Penlake and St Helens. moonman77

8:55pm Sun 8 Dec 13

ashdec says...

Chris Duffy (God rest his soul) will be turning in his grave. I'm an ex player, disgrace if true!
Chris Duffy (God rest his soul) will be turning in his grave. I'm an ex player, disgrace if true! ashdec

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