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AFC Fylde's Matty Kosylo banned for six matches for spitting at Ebbsfleet United's John Goddard

An opposition player has been suspended for six matches - after spitting at an Ebbsfleet player last month.

AFC Fylde's Matty Kosylo has been given a six-game ban by the FA and fined £1,000 after spitting at Fleet's John Goddard.

Ebbsfleet's John Goddard. Picture: Andy Jones
Ebbsfleet's John Goddard. Picture: Andy Jones

The incident happened at the end of the National League game between the two sides on August 10, which AFC Fylde won 1-0.

Details of the offence were published by the FA at the end of last week after Kosylo appealed the Regulatory Commission's decision.

The incident was first reported to the FA by the referee who stated that he'd received a report that Kosylo "had spat in the face of John Goddard when the players had approached each other to shake hands."

Kosylo denied the charge but he was found guilty on the evidence provided, which included a supporting statement by Fleet assistant manager Ian Hendon. His subsequent appeal was unsuccessful.

Former FC Halifax player Kosylo came on as a late substitute during the match against Ebbsfleet.

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