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EFL Statement: Macclesfield Town sanctioned

19 June 2020

An independent Disciplinary Commission has determined that Macclesfield Town will be deducted a further two points from this season’s League Two table following breaches of EFL Regulations.

In addition, the Club has been fined £20,000 and ordered to cover payment of the legal costs related to the hearing.

The latest misconduct charge brought against the Club related to failing to pay a number of players on the applicable payment dates due in March 2020, failing to act with utmost good faith in respect of matters with the EFL and for breaching an order, requirement, direction or instruction of the League.

The Club was previously issued with a suspended two-point sanction in May 2020 as a result of other Regulatory breaches, and this penalty will now be activated taking the total to 13 points deducted from the Club’s 2019/20 campaign.

The independent panel also ruled that a further four points should be deducted but suspended, and only activated if the Club is found to have committed any further breach of Regulation 63.7 by not paying its players on time during Season 2020/21.

Today’s decision leaves Macclesfield Town in 23rd position in League Two after the application of the points per game formula as agreed by Clubs earlier this month.

Under those newly agreed 2019/20 curtailment Regulations, the 24th placed Club in League Two will be relegated to the National League. This remains subject to ongoing discussions in respect of the 2019/20 National League play-offs and the EFL Board receiving the necessary assurances that the National League will start Season 2020/21 (i.e. the relegated Club from League Two has somewhere to play).

A copy of the judgement can be found here - Macclesfield Town - Decision.pdf


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