Town and Forest Green charged after brawl

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FC Halifax Town and Forest Green Rovers have both been charged by the FA with mass confrontation following their Conference Premier game at the Shay on December 2.

Both clubs are accused of failing to ensure their players and/or officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative and/or violent behaviour, contrary to FA Rule E20[a].

Forest Green have admitted the charge but FC Halifax have denied the charge. Both clubs have requested a non-personal hearing. No date has been set for these hearings.

A three-person Independent Regulatory Commission will decide whether the charge against Halifax should stand, and will be reviewing video and written evidence.

Meanwhile, Forest Green’s James Norwood has also been charged in relation to the same game after it was alleged his language and/or behaviour following his dismissal amounted to improper conduct. Norwood has admitted the charge and requested a non-personal hearing.