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Chester KO sparks ten-club appeal.

Byline: Colin Stoner

TAMWORTH and Kidderminster Harriers are among ten Blue Square Premier clubs to appeal against the decision to expunge the record of crisis club Chester City.

Chester were thrown out of the league after failing to ful-fil their fixtures at an EGM earlier this month and their record was effectively erased.

But ten clubs have appealed to the Football Association, saying the decision is unfair and that there is a precedent for handing points to clubs who had outstanding games to play against Chester, rather than scrapping all their results and teams 'losing' points.

Tamworth have been furious because they would lose six points after completing the double over the Deva side, while Harriers also beat Chester twice.

A Tamworth spokesperson said "By the time Chester were expelled, 80 per cent of the playing season had passed and we believe it would have been fairer to all to have awarded teams three points for the unplayed games.'' Redditch United manager Gary Whild is hoping to persuade Kidderminster to allow Kyle Hadley or Nathan Hayward to join on loan to ease the loss of Matty Blair.

Young winger Blair has moved to Blue Square North rivals AFC Telford United and Whild is trying to bring in a loan signing for tonight's home contest against Droylsden.

Meanwhile, Kidderminster Harriers manager Steve Burr is confident he can extend the loan deals to keeper Ross Atkins and James Lawrie at Aggborough.

He confirmed their clubs - Derby and Port Vale respectively - had agreed to let the youngsters stay

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Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
Date:Mar 23, 2010
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