Protheroe appeals against "gross misconduct"

Wednesday 05th April 2006

There have been a number of rumours concerning the departure of Lee Protheroe, who although he is on loan to Margate was still under contract to Gravesend & Northfleet and was still being paid by the Nationwide Conference club.

The Stonebridge Road club issued the following statement on their website “On the morning of the match at Stevenage, Lee was in communication with a Stevenage player and informed him of how he thought Liam (Daish) would play that day.

“Lee has admitted this fact, and although the board accept that the Stevenage player was a friend of Lee's after due consideration, the board decided that his actions amounted to gross misconduct and terminated his contract.

“Lee has appealed against this decision and the matter has now been passed to the FA and the Conference.”

Meanwhile, Fleet’s reserves are through to the final of the Kent Intermediate Cup and will play their Tonbridge Angels counterparts on Thursday 20th April at Stonebridge Road. The game kicks off at 7:45pm and admission costs £4.00.