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Gateshead Football Club kicked out of National League

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Gateshead Football Club has been kicked out of the National League.

The National League say the club has been suspended following multiple breaches of membership rules.

They've also been deducted nine points for the 18/19 season and fined £3,500.

Gateshead's ownership is unclear following a fans takeover earlier this week, but the club can appeal to the FA over the decision from the National League.

In a statement, the National League said:

The National League can announce the outcome of disciplinary hearings concerning Gateshead Football Club.The club was charged with multiple breaches of the League’s membership rules, and was subject to a review of its financial position and an assessment of its club licence.

Gateshead FC has been found guilty of failing to obtain security of tenure over its ground, defaulting on football creditors, and breaching League rules concerning financial reporting and permitted loans.

The club has had 9 points deducted from its playing record for the 2018/19 season and been fined £3,500.

The National League table has been amended accordingly.

Furthermore, the club has been suspended from the competition and the League has refused the club a licence for the 2019/20 season.

– National League statement