Forest Green Rovers appeal to FA over points deduction

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The points deduction saw Forest Green fall from ninth to 13th in the table - but they are now seventh

Forest Green Rovers have lodged an appeal with the Football Association against their three-points deduction for fielding an ineligible player.

The incident occurred on opening day of the Conference season, when Rovers defeated Southport 1-0.

They accepted the charge last month, when they were also fined £500, and offered to replay the game, but their request was rejected.

The Football Conference confirmed the appeal on Thursday.external-link

Forest Green are currently seventh in the league, only one point from the play-off places and six from top spot.

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