Bostik South Eastern Division side Whyteleafe were looking forward to their Emirates FA Cup Second Qualifying Round tie today against St Albans City – but it has been confirmed by the club that the game will not go ahead.
A statement from the club says, “The disciplinary hearing at the FA this morning reached the decision that Whyteleafe FC played Adekunle Odutolu illegally in the FA Cup match on 4th September 2018 and in the league match against Guernsey in the first league match of the season. The Club were found guilty of this charge, despite the evidence which clearly stated the player was checked under the name Adekunle Odutolu and not under the previously unknown name of Taiwo Odutolu which he had obtained the suspension from.
The FA Cup 2RQ match against St Albans has been cancelled and Whyteleafe has been removed from the competition. Any deduction of points from the Bostik South East division will be decided upon by the Bostik League.
As far as the FA Cup competition currently stands, Corinthian-Casuals will be reinstated and will play St Albans on Monday 1st October, subject to any appeal.
The Club is fully intending to appeal against this decision which they feel is totally unjustified and the appeal will take place within the next 7 days.”