On Friday 23rd August we received a communication from the FA which includes the following paragraphs
"Therefore, as Ascot United are in breach of FA Cup
Rules 15(d) and 15(i)(i), The FA Challenge Cup Committee has decided to remove
Ascot United from the Competition and reinstate Tadley Calleva. The prize fund
payment of £1,500 will also be awarded to Tadley Calleva.
Furthermore, no further action will be taken against
Ascot United as removal is deemed sufficient punishment. It was acknowledged
and will be placed on record that the matter had been brought to the attention
of The FA by Ascot United and that there had been no deliberate deception
Your actions in this respect have ensured that Ascot
United can participate in The FA Cup next season and also that participation in
this seasons FA Vase and FA Youth Cup will not be effected."
As we previously stated this is a disappointment but the matter is now behind us and we move on.