The Appeal Board dismissed the Appeal on all three grounds, in that the Hampshire FA Cup Sub-Committee did not misinterpret or fail to comply with the rules or regulations relevant to its decision, the decision they came to was appropriate in accordance with the rules available to them and they came to a decision based on those rules and they did not act excessively with regard to the decision reached.

The decision made by the Hampshire FA County Cup Committee Sub-Committee be confirmed as the decision and Farnborough FC will be removed from the Competition and AFC Portchester will be reinstated and proceed to the quarter- final of the Competition.

The Club will not be making any further comment.