Chesterfield’s 2018/19 National League rivals in turmoil

Could Chesterfield yet face Gateshead again next season in the National League?

Wednesday, 5th June 2019, 4:58 pm
Action from Gateshead vs Chesterfield last season. Picture Stuart Boulton/AHPIX LTD.

Gateshead have officially submitted an appeal against the sanctions placed against them by the National League.

It is now 12 days since the club were handed a nine-point deduction from last season’s points total and fined £3,500 for “multiple breaches” of financial regulations.

However, the most severe punishment saw the Heed denied a licence to compete in next season’s National League.

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Since that announcement, a supporter-led consortium has officially taken control of the club after agreeing a takeover deal with former owner Dr Ranjan Varghese and his financial advisor Joseph Cala.

A decision on the appeal should be imminent with the league’s AGM taking place later this week, and the club will have a clearer idea of what steps they need to take on and off the pitch over the coming weeks.

If an appeal is unsuccessful, Gateshead will be relegated into a lower division within the non-league pyramid.