Huge punishments handed out to Kent Clubs

Away from the SCEFL, two Kent Clubs have been hit with huge sanctions after a 40-man brawl in their Bostik South East Division game at Salters Lane last season.

Hythe Town striker Nigel Neita has been handed an eye watering 12 match ban for his involvement in the incident at the end of the Cannons’ 2-1 defeat to Faversham Town in February.

The forward became involved in the altercation, which broke out after the final whistle and appeared to involve around 40 people and will now have to serve his ban during the first few months of the new campaign.

He has also been handed a fine of £150 for the charge of improper conduct.

Punishments were also handed out to Neita’s teammate Jack Sammoutis and Ben Chapman from Faversham for their role in the brawl back in February.

Both were slapped with a £100 fine, while Sammoutis will have to sit out six matches and Chapman four.

The clubs were charged, with Hythe fined £500 and Faversham fined £350.