Accrington’s Finley charged with violent conduct after Charlton Athletic goalmouth melee

BY RICHARD CAWLEY

Accrington Stanley’s Sam Finley is facing a lengthy suspension after being charged with violent conduct – after TV cameras caught his stamp on the head of Charlton Athletic striker Lyle Taylor.

Taylor and Stanley goalkeeper Jonny Maxted were both dismissed following a goalmouth clash between both sets of players.

And Finley was clearly pictured racing onto the scene and putting his boot down on the head of the grounded Taylor.

Accrington issued a statement following Finley’s charge.

They said: “It follows an incident in the 80th minute of Saturday’s game against Charlton Athletic on 19 January which was not seen by the match officials but caught on camera.

“It is alleged the standard punishment of three matches that would otherwise apply is clearly insufficient.

“Finley has until 6pm on 23 January 2019 to respond to the charge.”

Taylor has already seen an appeal to overturn his red card rejected. But Accrington also appealed Maxted’s dismissal and that was overturned – meaning he is available to face Derby County in the FA Cup.

2 thoughts on “Accrington’s Finley charged with violent conduct after Charlton Athletic goalmouth melee

  • 22nd January 2019 at 8:55 pm
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    That was only one of there players who was stamping on Taylor whilst he was on the ground at the rear of the pack was the Number 15 clearly seen stamping at Taylors legs.

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  • 22nd January 2019 at 9:39 pm
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    The efl need to take a long hard look at themselves, they need to release a statement which justifies their decision, to not overturn the lyle Taylor sending off.they need to be brought to task.

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