OFFICIAL CLUB STATEMENT – Fakenham Town Football Club would like to clarify their position in response to the “Player Eligibility Issues” decision by the Norfolk FA to replay the tie against Diss Town.

Team selection for the tie in question was made around all available resources regarding player eligibility and we, as a club have adhered to those resources to the letter.

All documentation available prior to the game (and still available now) stated/states clearly that suspensions would start on 13/02/2017 – 2 days after the tie in question, therefore we didn’t see any eligibility issues at the time, and can’t understand how the decision has been made to replay the tie.

As a club, we are not happy with, and certainly do not agree with the ruling made earlier today – and feel we have been unfairly blamed for an error that we have not made.