TAUNTON Town footballer Ollie Chamberlain has been issued with a misconduct charge from the Football Association in relation to betting.

The exact charge was in breach of FA Rule E8 and this case was in respect of 1,880 bets placed on football matches between 11 December 2014 to 19 September 2021.

Chamberlain and Taunton Town were given until January 7, 2022 to provide a response to the FA.

Taunton Town made a statement late last night (January 10) on social media which read as follows:

'Following the publicised FA investigation and associated charge laid relating to betting, Taunton Town FC confirms that the Club will provide professional assistance and support to any player who maybe affected and/ or experiencing personal difficulties during any investigation.

Whilst Taunton Town FC does not condone any breach of FA rules, the Club will fully consider it’s position upon any finding, subsequent punishment and/ or any appeal and will, as always, act appropriately in the best interests of the Club based upon facts.

Until the conclusion of this matter,  the Club will not be making any other statement on this subject.'

The County Gazette has contacted the FA for a comment and will update you when we have further information.

In other news at the club, their Southern League Cup quarter final match against Paulton Rovers tonight (January 11) has been postponed.

This was due to the pitch at the Cygnet Health Care Stadium being waterlogged after a lot of recent rain.