THURROCK FC are set to take their “points deduction” to the European Courts.
They are doing this after the FA upheld their decision to dock them three points for playing an illegible player. A decision that saw them relegated for the second consecutive season.
Thurrock will now take their case to the European Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne, the court that ruled in favour of Dwain Chambers’ appeal to compete in the London Olympics.
That appeal process can take up to 109 days which means it could be late October before a decision is reached.
Club secretary Mark Southgate told BBC East Sport: “Things have moved on pretty rapidly today, as this afternoon we served the Football Association and the Ryman League with an injunction.
“That injunction is to prevent the fixture release that is scheduled for Monday and also to stipulate that the Ryman League cannot begin the season until our appeal to CAS has been heard.
“Hopefully that will speed up the overall appeal process.”