FA Tribunal sets fee Grimsby must pay for Boston pair

Anthony Church
Anthony Church is now on loan at Alfreton Town

An FA tribunal has ordered Grimsby Town to pay an "undisclosed" compensation figure for Boston United duo Shaun Pearson and Anthony Church.

Town and the Pilgrims failed to agree fees for the pair, who joined the Blue Square Premier side in the summer.

Mariners chief executive Ian Fleming said: "It's a fee that is rather less than what Boston were asking for.

"The tribunal has favoured where Grimsby were coming from - as opposed to the level Boston were asking."

Defender Pearson, 22, has made 13 appearances so far this season while midfielder Church, 24, has moved to Alfreton Town on loan after making 12 appearances for the Mariners.

On the compensation fee, Boston United chairman David Newton told BBC Lincolnshire: "It was more than what we were offered and less than what we had hoped, but not far short.

"In terms of Anthony Church we received what we expected but slightly less on Shaun Pearson.

"Overall we're happy with what's happened."

Both players are well known to Grimsby joint managers Rob Scott and Paul Hurst, having played under the pair when they were in charge at Boston.

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