FOOTBALL: Caernarfon and TNS slapped with flare fines


Tomos Hughes

CAERNARFON Town FC and The New Saints FC have both been slapped with “substantial” after both sides’ supporters were charged with offences during separate matches at Bangor City’s The Book People Stadium.

The Canaries have received fines totalling £5,600 from the FAW Disciplinary Panel after supporters were charged with throwing a flare on the pitch and failing to conduct themselves in an orderly fashion during the NWCFA Challenge Cup final on May 13.

£4,350 of the fine will be suspended until the end of the 2014/15 season.

The match was interrupted in the first minute after a flare was thrown on the pitch, resulting in the arrest of one man, while following a pitch invasion at the end of the match, another man was arrested.

A Caernarfon Town FC statement read: “Whilst the club respects the decision made by the FAW and will not be appealing against it we must also convey our disappointment at having to pay fines for actions that we are not responsible for.

“We wish to make it clear that we will not tolerate inappropriate behaviour of any kind at our matches and our position on such matters are set out clearly in the clubs’ Charter Policies, which can be found on our official website.

“It goes without saying that this substantial fine will impact the club enormously and, as a result we will have to make significant adjustments to both the playing budget and to our plans for ground improvement.”

TNS FC have been fined £5,000 after supporters were found guilty of throwing flares on the pitch during the match played on April 18.

£4,000 of the fine will remain suspended until the end of the 2014/2015 season.

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