BANGOR City have formally submitted their appeal to the Football Association of Wales in a bid to get their 42-point deduction overturned.

The Citizens’ had until Wednesday, May 29 to contest the decision issued by the domestic game’s governing body, who earlier released a lengthy statement regarding multiple charges that were issued against the club.

The deduction is set to be taken from their 2018/19 Huws Gray Alliance tally, which would see them relegated from the second tier as a result of the FAW panel ruling if their appeal is rejected.

The FAW also placed a transfer embargo placed on the club that was revealed by The Chronicle, which is in place until December 31, 2019, which is also being contested by the club.

A statement from the club, read: “The punishment that has been issued is severely harsh and not in keeping with previous punishments for similar issues.

“This decision will be appealed - not just in the interests of Bangor City but for every other club within Welsh football who currently are doing the same thing.”

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 side football”.