Football League charge Blackpool as 0-0 draw with Huddersfield Town is confirmed

first_img Blackpool fan at Bloomfield Road 1 Blackpool’s abandoned Championship clash with Huddersfield will be recorded as a goalless draw, the Football League has announced.The game on the final day of the season on May 2 was called off in the 48th minute after Blackpool fans staged a protest in the centre circle, with the score at 0-0.The Football League board has decided that result should stand and have charged the Seasiders with failing to fulfil a fixture.Although awarding Blackpool, who were already relegated to League One, a point, the league will review its regulations for future games which are abandoned in similar circumstances while also considering ordering refunds for the 2,287 Huddersfield fans who made the journey across the Pennines.A statement from the governing body read: “The board took the view that the 0-0 scoreline that stood at the time of the game’s abandonment (in the 48th minute) should be officially recorded as the final result of the match, as it believes that league points should always be earned on the field of play.“In addition, the board agreed to charge Blackpool with failing to fulfil a fixture and the matter will be heard by a Football Disciplinary Commission (FDC) in due course.“In making its judgment the FDC will be asked to consider any matters relating to compensation to Huddersfield Town and ticket refunds to supporters.“The board also asked its executive to review the league’s regulations regarding abandonments to ensure that any such matches can always be played to a conclusion or replayed altogether if deemed necessary.”The ruling means that Huddersfield finish the season in 16th with 55 points while Blackpool register 26, the joint lowest points tally since the second tier was expanded to 24 teams in 1988.last_img read more

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Area races still too close to call

first_imgElections: Visit the elections page for more stories, final results NORWALK – In the race for a seat on the East Whittier City School District board, there’s been a change of positions. Carlos Aparicio overtook Michael A. Cirasole by five in the second tally of votes released Friday. The election was Tuesday. “I have no idea how I even got as many votes,” said Aparicio, . “I just feel I was an underdog right from the get-go. I was very surprised and happy.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Two other races remain close. A contest for the second available seat on the Pico water board saw two candidates separated by 15 votes Tuesday night, but the gap is widening. The race for the second seat on the Orchard Dale Water Board remains divided by 17 votes, up from 15 on Election Night. Four more updates will be given, ending with a final tally Nov. 21. In East Whittier City School District, teacher Dimitri C. Elbling’s firm lead with 39.12 percent of the vote remains, but Aparicio and Cirasole both said they expect the race will be a nail-biter until the end. The race among four challengers, because neither incumbent chose to run again, surprised Cirasole. “Well you know, I went and put out signs and did some mail orders, so it surprised me that the vote turned out as close as it did,” Cirasole said. Cirasole, a business consultant who had previously led by 16 votes, now trails by five. He holds 21.91 percent of the vote, while Aparicio holds 22.02 percent. The Orchard Dale water board race remains close, with challenger Yvette Stevenson-Rodriguez still leading, now by 17 votes instead of the 15 she held over incumbent Clifford E. Lee. Incumbent Joe Kennedy, 84, won his seat easily with 36.2 percent of the vote. Stevenson-Rodriguez, 37, the only candidate to spend more than $1,000 in the race, now leads with 25.54 percent of the vote, while Lee, 77, trails with 23.87 percent. “I’ll wait until the certification letter is received by the registrar’s office,” Stevenson-Rodriguez said, adding she was not ready yet to call the race. In the Pico Water District, incumbent Robert A. Martinez, 53, easily regained his seat with 43.4 percent of the vote. Martinez ran in support of Rick L. Mercado Sr., 73, who was leading on Election Night by 15 votes over Richard Briones, 75. Mercado’s lead has widened to 28 votes. He now has 29.51 percent of the vote while Briones has 27.09 percent. middle-school teacher [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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