FORMER Guiseley striker Adam Boyes is one of four Spennymoor Town players who have been charged by the Football Association with betting breaches.

Boyes, who played for Guiseley from January 2014 to May 2017, placed 2,768 bets from March 2010 to August 2019 which is a breach of FA Rule E8.

Midfielder Ryan Hall, on loan at Bradford (Park Avenue), made 103 bets between October 2013 and October 2018. The other two players charged from Town are top scorer Glen Taylor who made 162 bets between August 2013 and April 2019 and Stephen Brogan who placed 2,414 bets from January 2015 to February 2019.

All four players admitted the charges and requested hearings. Depending on the severity of each occurrence there are sanctions available to the FA, with a fine and suspension possible.

The FA changed the rule in 2014 prohibiting players, managers and club officials in the top eight tiers of English football from betting on any football worldwide.