AFA Wimbledon

We wouldn’t have gone to Wimbledon after all;

Nationwide Conference National club Gravesend & Northfleet have been reinstated into the FA Trophy.
The news comes after their conquerors, Ryman League Premier Division AFC Wimbledon, were expelled after they were found guilty by a FA Trophy sub-committee of fielding an ineligible player.
It relates to the tie played at Stonebridge Road on January 13th when Fleet lost 1-0 to the Dons.
Jermaine Darlington played for AFC Wimbledon despite not having international clearance as required by the competition.
As a result, Fleet will now receive the ?5,000 prize money and go on to face league rivals Rushden & Diamonds in the Third Round on February 3rd[br][size=1]Posted on: January 26, 2007, 06:07:54 AM[/size][hr]More on the Wimbledon fiasco;

Premier Division AFC Wimbledon have been deducted eighteen points by the Ryman League Appeals Committee for fielding a player without international clearance.

The Dons have already been expelled from the FA Trophy for fielding Jermaine Darlington.

And they have now had points taken off for the eleven games in which the former Cardiff City and QPR midfielder featured for them.

The Dons breached three league rules and were also fined ?400 and the costs of the hearing.

The deduction dents AFC Wimbledon’s hopes of gaining promotion to Nationwide South.

The Dons are currently fourth in the Ryman Premier division on fifty-one points, but will drop to twelfth on thirty-three points.