Oxford City v Workington clash under scrutiny of match-fixing allegations + watch video of the match

Oxford City v Workington clash under scrutiny of match-fixing allegations

Oxford City v Workington clash under scrutiny of match-fixing allegations

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Oxford City's Conference North match at home to Workington last season is one of 11 games in England under investigation of match-fixing.

The game, which took place on December 10 and finished in a 1-1 draw, is one of ten matches in the Conference reported to have fallen victim to betting fraud by Federbet, an organisation of top European casino owners and bookmakers which monitors suspicious gambling patterns.

The other game was a Women's Super League game.

However, a statement from the Football Conference states that at present there is ‘no evidence’ that match fixing has taken place.

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

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

“Furthermore, as part of the robust monitoring system employed in England, such liaison is conducted in conjunction with the Gambling Commission, leading betting companies and other agencies appointed by the Football Association.

“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.”

Oxford City chairman Brian Cox said: "This is news to us. We know nothing about it."

Watch highlights of the match in question

  • courtesy of OxBox TV

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