Bury booted out of FA Cup

December 20, 2006

Bury have been expelled from the FA Cup for fielding an ineligible player.

The League Two club have been penalised after Stephen Turnbull, currently on loan at Gigg Lane from Hartlepool, was included in their side for the second-round replay against Chester on December 12.

Bury selected Turnbull without receiving the required permission from Hartlepool and lodging that permission with the Football Association - also failing to comply with the required timescales for registration of players for the competition.

Chester have now been reinstated in the competition and are scheduled to face Coca-Cola Championship side Ipswich in January's third round, subject to appeal from the Shakers.

City will also receive the prize fund payment due to second round winners.

If Bury elect to appeal, a hearing will be held on December 28.