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Fans fury as Chesterfield’s FA Cup clash with Stockport is forced to be replayed

Fans fury as Chesterfield’s FA Cup clash with Stockport County is forced to be replayed, both clubs have confirmed on Monday.

The Fourth Qualifying Round tie between the two sides took place on the 24th of October, drawing 1-1 in normal time before the Spireites won 7-6 on penalties.

Now that means totally nothing, and the game will now have to be played out again, causing games to be re-arranged and training plans to be changed up, and as mentioned, it’s left supporters frustrated.

Chesterfield said in a statement: Chesterfield’s FA Cup tie against Stockport County will have to be replayed after the charge of a breach of FA Cup Rule 15(j)(i) was proven, in so much that Jordan Cropper played in the match with the club having not submitted a copy of the loan permission to The FA prior to the Registration Deadline in breach of Competition Rules.

The fourth round qualifying tie will be replayed on Wednesday without the involvement of Jordan Cropper.

Chief executive John Croot said: “It is unfortunate that a technical issue resulted in an administrative procedure not being completed.

“The FA panel considered our submission, ruled that the tie would have to be replayed, and we have to accept their decision.”

Stockport added via their site: “Our Emirates FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round tie against Chesterfield FC is to be replayed this week, after the Spireites were today found guilty of fielding an ineligible player in the game by the FA.

“The replay will take place at Edgeley Park this Wednesday 4th November for a 7.45 pm kick-off, with the winners of the tie progressing to face Rochdale in the first round proper this coming weekend.

“Further information on streaming for the game will be announced in due course.”


– The Professional Game Board shall have the power to call upon a Player, and/or the Club to which he is registered, or for which he played, to prove that the Player is qualified according to the Competition Rules.

– Subject to (c) below, where a player that is or is found to be ineligible under either the Rules of the Competition and/or the Rules of the Association plays for a club in a Competition match, the Professional Game Board shall remove the club from the Competition, and may impose further penalties against the club.

Fans fury as Chesterfield’s FA Cup clash with Stockport is forced to be replayed…

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