Bangor City: Former Welsh champions 'humiliated' by points deduction

Stephen Vaughan Jr
Bangor City chairman Stephen Vaughan Jr said the club would be appealing

Bangor City are facing relegation to Wales' third tier after what their chairman has described as a "humiliating" 42 point deduction by the FAW.

The three-time Welsh champions were issued with multiple charges for alleged breaches of FAW Rules.

They include a failure "to comply with financial obligations towards six of their current and/or former players" as well as fielding ineligible players.

The club have also been placed under a transfer embargo until 31 December.

Bangor have said they will appeal and have until Wednesday, 29 May to lodge an appeal.

City chairman Stephen Vaughan Jr feels the club have been "humiliated" and said: "We feel that it is incorrect and we will be appealing.

"I think it is a harsh decision, and the appeal will be going in today. As far as we are concerned we haven't done anything wrong as regards these two players."

Regarding the club's financial difficulties he says that the issue is "no secret" but he maintained that they are "no different to any other club".

Bangor City's Nantporth Stadium has hosted two Welsh Cup finals and a number of Wales Under-21 games
Bangor City's Nantporth Stadium has hosted two Welsh Cup finals and a number of Wales Under-21 games

The deduction of 42 points, the total the club amassed during the 2018-19 Cymru Alliance campaign, would see them relegated to the Welsh Alliance and would be the latest setback to befall the club.

The Citizens were demoted from the Welsh Premier League at the end of the 2017-18 season after being refused a domestic licence.

They have since avoided a second winding-up order over unpaid tax and further off field problems saw the club request assistance in January 2019 after having its electrical and water supplies turned off by creditors.

In April, the Bangor City FC Supporters Association (BCFCSA) voted in favour of forming a new club as an "insurance policy".

The Association is forming a Supporters Trust and a formal application has been made to the FAW over entering a new club into the system.

The FAW confirmed it had received an application from BCFCSA, which would be considered on 17 June.

Vaughan said the "door is still open" if the Supporters Club wanted to discuss a deal to buy the club.