FORMER Halesowen Town owner Steve Lynch has been banned from all football activity for a further five years.

Lynch is already serving a two-year FA ban following an investigation into previous rule breaches.

They included issues surrounding his former involvement with Eastwood Town and his alleged failure to disclose his interest in the Yeltz at the same time.

The ban meant that wife Tammy Lynch took charge of Town until being bought out by president Colin Brookes in July.

However, despite his involvement in the Yeltz now over, Steve Lynch has been hit with a further ban for other incidents of misconduct.

According to the Football Association charge he breached Rule E10 on three occasions.

It was alleged he met and discussed team matters with Halesowen boss John Hill on and around September 2017, and also made two email requests to chairman Karen Brookes in September, 2017, to get her to sign a demand in respect of monies owed to Halesowen Town and to get a copy of the club's players list.

He has now been found guilty and handed a five year suspension from all football and football related activity, effective from July 2, 2019.

Lynch has also been fined £500 and banned from the Grove and all Halesowen Town fixtures for the duration of the suspension.