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Histon hit with Football Conference charge


Histon have been charged by the board of the Football Conference for allegedly submitting "misleading financial information".

It is thought the problem relates to discrepancies in documents submitted as part of the Conference's Financial Reporting Initiative.

The Stutes will appear before an independent commission within the next two weeks before a verdict is given.

Meanwhile the club say they will delay paying their players December's wages.

Chairman Russell Hands had confirmed on Sunday that the club was likely to be investigated for irregularities in its financial paperwork.

The Conference's Financial Reporting Initiative, introduced in 2009, demands Blue Square Bet Premier, North and South clubs submit quarterly financial reports for assessment by the league.

Welling United were docked five points and hit with a £5,000 suspended fine in September for providing inaccurate information to the league in connection with their outstanding debts.

Histon are working on one of the lowest budgets in the Blue Square Bet Premier with a squad made up of mainly loanees and academy products.

And player-boss David Livermore's side has been hit by a short-fall of cash after paying off a series of debts.

Midfielder Erkan Okay told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire: "We haven't been paid, but we've met with the board and they are trying to sort something out.

"We've also met as players and for the time being at least we're happy to stick it out and wait for a solution.

"It's not the greatest time for it to happen [just before Christmas], but we know the situation that the club is in and we just need to be patient.

"There's no timescale at the moment, but as players we're happy to carry on for the next month."

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