Dover Athletic have confirmed they have received two charges from the National League.

The club announced at the end of last week that they would have to furlough all players and staff, adding that they are ‘unable to fulfill further National League fixtures until appropriate funding is made available’.

Having been charged twice with a breach of Rule 8.39, chairman Jim Parmenter has said today in a club statement:

“We are clearly very disappointed that the National League seem to be sticking to their guns and applying rules of the competition with no proper awareness or consideration for the exceptional circumstances we find ourselves in

“It is clear that the agenda is to finish the season at any cost.”

With the club anticipating further charges as they continue not to play, Parmenter added: “We do have a right to deny charges on a game-by-game basis, but with the cost of a personal hearing for each charge being £150, clearly this is an additional financial burden and limits our options.

“We will, however, make our submissions in writing, based on our firm belief that the failure of the National League to ensure the promised funding was made available has resulted in us taking the only possible action to avoid insolvency.”

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