Following on from our home game with Sutton United, manager Dean Keates was charged with improper conduct towards both the referee and fourth official.
These charges were heard by a recent FAW Disciplinary Panel hearing and after pleading guilty, the panel decided on a two-match ban plus £250 for the charge against the referee and a one-match ban plus a £250 fine for the charge against the fourth official – giving a total consecutive ban of three-matches and a £500 fine.
The ban is classed as a Touchline Suspension, which restricts Dean from being on the sidelines during three consecutive fixtures, starting on 29 November – covering Maidenhead United (h), Macclesfield Town (a) and our FA Trophy first round tie.
This means he can not attend the dug outs or technical areas before, during or after a match; Can’t enter the field of play; Can’t coach or issue instructions during the game or Engage with match officials on the pitch or in the tunnel leading to the dressing rooms area.
He can though sit in the stands within the ground, but away from the field of play; as well as being permitted to attend the team dressing rooms, pre-match, at half time and post-match.