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Bradford thrown out of FA Cup with Brentford progressing to third round

Last Updated: 07/12/12 4:42pm

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FA Cup agony for League Two side Bradford City

FA Cup agony for League Two side Bradford City

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Bradford City have been expelled from this season's FA Cup after fielding an ineligible player in the second round clash with Brentford.

The Bantams included on-loan Newcastle defender Curtis Good without written permission, missing the midday deadline on the Friday before the match to get him registered.

Their removal from the competition is subject to appeal, but if this is unsuccessful Brentford will go forward to the third round and play either Bury or Southend United.

A statement on the club's website read: "Bradford City Football Club is very sorry to have to report such a matter and apologises to our fans. The error was of an administrative technical nature and not one to intentionally break competition rules.

"We presented a case of mitigation to the FA on Thursday, however the FA panel chose to enforce the full powers of its jurisdiction and have removed the club from the FA Cup competition.

"We are clearly disappointed by this decision and cannot comment further on this matter as the club is still actively conducting a full investigation. The club has until 5.00pm today (Friday) to lodge an appeal with the FA and we are currently reviewing our position in relation to this."

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