THE Football Conference today confirmed Chester City have not appealed against the decision that led to them being expelled from the competition.
It was Chester’s fellow Conference clubs who ultimately voted to kick the troubled Blues out, but only after the league’s board recommend that they do so – and it was against that recommendation that City had until midnight on Friday to appeal. That deadline has now passed and Chester’s record in the Blue Square Premier will be expunged as a result.
A Conference statement said: “The Football Conference announce Chester City (2004) FC, having not lodged any appeal in respect of their removal from the competition, have had their playing record expunged with immediate effect.
“A new calculated table is being circulated via the Press Association this afternoon as the official record to be used by all the media and member clubs from this date.
“Due to the fact that all goals involved in those matches played to date are also expunged, it means that those players having scored goals in matches against Chester City in the Blue Square Premier also see them expunged from the record books.
“This is to maintain fairness and consistency in relation to the player winning the ‘Golden Boot’ award at the end of the season in the Blue Square Premier. Goals scored in FA Cup or FA Trophy ties are not so affected and will remain in those competitions.
“The debt-ridden company behind the Blues, Chester City FC 2004 Ltd, face a winding up order on Wednesday over an unpaid tax bill of £26,125.