BANGOR City have been hit with a 42-point deduction by the Football Association of Wales.

The governing body released a lengthy statement regarding multiple charges that were issued against the club, with the points tally taken off their recently concluded Huws Gray Alliance campaign.

This new points tally would see them relegated from the second tier as a result of the FAW panel ruling, with the decision set to be appealed by the club.

The FAW also confirmed officially the transfer embargo placed on the club that was revealed by The Chronicle last week, which is in place until December 31, 2019.

A statement from the FAW, read: “The Panel decided that Bangor City should have a transfer embargo placed upon them and be suspended from registering any Professional Players with immediate effect up to and including 31 December 2019.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the Panel confirmed that this would not impact any player currently holding a valid professional contract or prevent Bangor City Football Club from registering any Amateur Players during this period.

“However, the renewal of a professional contract would not be permitted during this period.

“The Panel noted that the Huws Gray Alliance League Rule 7 states that any “club to have played an ineligible player in a league fixture will be dealt with by the management committee. If found guilty they will be deducted three points per game and fined a maximum of two hundred pounds per instance”.

“Therefore, the Panel decided that a total of 42 points are to be deducted from Bangor City’s Huws Gray Alliance League record for the 2018/2019 season.”

The ruling relates to failing to comply with their financial obligations towards six of their current or former squad, with three past or present players approaching The Chronicle last week outling the very same problems.

They also are alleged to have failed to submit a copy of employment contract for a specific player to the Association, which “did not follow the procedures set by the Association for Professional Players”.

This player took part in 11 Huws Gray Alliance games between November and March whilst being ineligible.

The club also failed to adhere to the FIFA Transfer Matching System (FIFA TMS) to obtain the International Transfer Certificate for another player, which “is a mandatory step for all international transfers of professional male and female players within the scope of eleven a said football”.

“After carefully considering the written and verbal evidence submitted, the Disciplinary Panel decided that all listed charges above against Bangor City Football Club be proven,” the statement added.