Following an emergency Board Meeting yesterday, the League has issued the following statement.
“Yesterday, 13 November 2018, the FA formally contacted the Combined Counties League with the verdict of the appeal hearing conducted following the decision by member clubs to remove AC London from the competition.
It has taken until now to reach this decision as submissions were made at the initial appeal hearing that the FA have thoroughly investigated. They have found these submissions to be completely false and written evidence to have been fabricated.
The FA have now placed severe sanctions against the perpetrator of these false submissions and the appeal has been concluded.
The FA has rejected the AC London appeal and found that the Combined Counties League acted fully in line with the procedures laid down and the decision was constitutional.
The FA appeal board directed that AC London should continue in membership of the competition whilst the investigations took place. Now that these have concluded the FA have directed the league to enforce the EGM decision and AC London will be removed from the competition with immediate effect.
During this process the FA instructed the Combined Counties League not to discuss the matter, which included any communication to league members.”
The Board of Directors
Combined Counties League Limited
14th November 2018