HALESOWEN Town has been fined and owner Steve Lynch banned by the Football Association after an investigation into rule breaches.

The charges, three for Lynch and nine of the club, include issues surrounding Lynch's former involvement with Eastwood Town and his alleged failure to disclose his interest in the Yeltz at the same time.

Other charges for the club included breaches of rules regarding a loan in 2012 and problems with the reporting of accounts covering from October 2011 to March 2013.

Lynch attended Wembley Stadium this week for a personal hearing.

Following the charges the club have been fined £5,000 with half of that suspended for three years.

No other sanctions have been imposed, which will come as a relief to Yeltz fans in the week that the team secured their safety from relegation in the Northern Premier League.

Lynch, however, has been banned from all football activity for two years from May 1, 2017. A statement from the club says he intends to appeal that decision.

The full statement from the club on the issue reads: "Steve and the club have always worked closely with the FA during their investigation and have always been forthcoming in the information requested.

"In light of these charges Halesowen Town Football Club have been fined £5,000 with £2,500 suspended for three (3) years.

No other sanctions were placed upon the club.

​ "Steve Lynch has been banned from all football and football activity for a period of two (2) years from 1st May 2017 up to and including 1st May 2019.

​ "It is the intention of Steve Lynch to appeal against his ban due to the severity of this penalty.

​ "The club will be making no further comment on this matter."