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EFL charge Mcclesfield Town with misconduct for failing to fulfil Plymouth Argyle fixture as crisis club continue to struggle after points deduction

Macclesfield Town have been charged by the EFL for failing to fulfil their December 21 home fixture against Plymouth Argyle. 

The League Two match was suspended after the Silkmen were issued with a zero capacity notice by the local Safety Advisory Group (SAG). 

In a club statement on Monday, Macclesfield said they would be 'making no further comment at this time.' 

EFL charge Mcclesfield Town with misconduct for failing to fulfil Plymouth Argyle fixture as crisis club continue to struggle after points deduction

The game was postponed less than 24 hours before the scheduled kick-off when Cheshire East Coucil released a statement claiming the club had not provided sufficient evidence that the Moss Rose stadium was safe for spectators.

'This unanimous decision by members of the SAG was not taken lightly but against a background of numerous requests to the club to provide the necessary reports and inspection certificates required to demonstrate that the ground is safe,' read a council statement.

'Without the necessary assurances from the club that the ground is safe the council, therefore, has issued the club with a "zero capacity" notification, meaning that no spectators can be admitted to the ground for any event. The club has been informed that it has breached its safety certificate in a number of areas.'

The EFL have now followed through on their promise that there would be 'significant consequences' if the game did not go ahead.  


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