Brackley Town Stripped Of Hillier Senior Cup Title

Brackley Town FC found guilty of fielding ineligible players in the Hillier Senior Cup Final

Northamptonshire Football Association has found Brackley Town FC guilty of fielding two ineligible players in the Hillier Senior Cup Final against AFC Rushden & Diamonds on Tuesday 2 April 2019.

As a result, the club has been stripped of its 2018/19 Hillier Senior Cup title and fined £500, with the title subsequently awarded to this year’s runners-up, AFC Rushden & Diamonds.

The Hillier Senior Cup winners earn the right to play in the Maunsell Cup Final at the start of the next season, and with Brackley having had the title removed, AFC Rushden & Diamonds will now face Northampton Town in the 2019 Maunsell Cup Final, the date of which is to be confirmed.

It is with regret that such a decision has had to be made, but the Association was left with no choice but to enforce the rules of the competition.