FOOTBALL: 'No evidence' of match-fixing in Oxford City match

9:20am Friday 6th June 2014

By Mark Edwards

The Football Conference say there is “no evidence” that an Oxford City fixture was involved in match-fixing last season.

A report by Federbet, the European organisation which monitors suspicious gambling patterns, claimed 11 games in England – ten of which were played in the Conference – have fallen victim to betting fraud.

City’s 1-1 draw at home to Workington on Tuesday, December 10, is one of the games listed as being under scrutiny.

But the Conference issued a strongly-worded statement expressing their disappointment in the report from the Belgium-based company.

“The Football Conference works closely with the Football Association on all matters concerning integrity within our sport,” their statement said.

“This relationship with the Football Association includes liaison around any suspicious betting activity or patterns.

“At this time, there is no evidence that any of the fixtures specifically listed by Federbet, relating to our competition, have been the subject of report or investigation.

“Therefore we are at a loss to understand what evidence may exist for Federbet to make such claims?

“Federbet has not consulted with the Football Conference about making such alleged information public.”

City chairman Brian Cox was equally surprised at the report.

“This is news to us,” he said. “We know nothing about it.”

City goalkeeper Mark Scott saved two penalties in the game, which saw Adam Learoyd put City ahead only for Ben McKenna to level for Workington in the second half.

Cox added: “It was a terrible game. The ball was hardly ever on the ground.”

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