On the Record

ARGYLE'S "very poor" recent disciplinary record counted against them at this week's Football Association hearing into events at last month's home game with Wycombe Wanderers.

The Pilgrims were fined £3,000 by the FA following Monday's hearing at Wembley after Argyle and Wycombe each admitted - with mitigation - two breaches of regulations concerning failure to ensure that their players and/or officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behaviour. Wycombe were fined £2,500.
Argyle were represented at the hearing by Chief Executive Martyn Starnes and Football Secretary Jon Back, with the events at the game on January 30 being viewed in the historical context of both sides’ previous disciplinary record.
Martyn said: "We were afforded a very fair hearing by the FA, who fully took into account our version of events. 
"However, we were warned as to our future conduct after a similar incident at Exeter last February, and the FA looked at our five-year record which they described as "very poor".
"These factors were also taken into account and were contributory factors in inflating the amount of the fine which we would otherwise have received."