Colts penalised when match abandoned

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The club (and Westoe) have just been punished at a disciplinary hearing following the abandonment of the final colts league match of the season at Carlisle on 30th April.

FightingThe referee abandoned the match early in the second half after an alleged mass brawl.  Carlisle were leading at the time by 17 pts to nil.

Both the Carlisle and Westoe clubs were charged with bringing the game into disrepute after the referee submitted a report.

At a recent independent disciplinary hearing, both clubs pleaded guilty to the charge and penalised.

The outcome for Carlisle (& Westoe) was:
The colts were suspended from playing for three matches;  but, the three match ban was suspended for two years provided that no other match in ANY youth or junior game is abandoned during the two year period.  In the unfortunate event that a game is abandoned, then the penalty will be invoked IN ADDITION to any penalty that may follow such abandonment.

Carlisle were fined £150 (Westoe £50).
Both clubs were ordered to pay £75 costs.

The hearing heard representations from both sides before making their decision.
The episode is a regrettable one, and something that could have been avoided, and some would say dealt with in a different way.  There are lessons to be learnt from this chapter in our history;  more self restraint, don’t allow yourself to be goaded, and under no circumstances retaliate (despite the understandable temptation).

Coaches, players, officials and parents MUST NOT encroach on the playing enclosure.
There is nothing to be proud about in this incident, but it is right that we don’t “push it under the carpet”.