Betting pattern from cup clash sparks enquiry
BETTING activity surrounding Yeovil Town's controversial Capital One Cup clash with Birmingham City is believed to be the subject of an official enquiry.
The Glovers exited the competition at the second round stage following a heated encounter at Huish Park that was eventually settled on penalties.
Byron Webster sparked controversy when he lobbed City keeper Colin Doyle in the 90th minute to force the game to extra time.
The Blues had expected to receive the ball back after putting it out for an injury to defender Dan Burn.
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They were eventually allowed by Yeovil boss Gary Johnson to score unopposed at the start of the second half of extra time with the score at 3-2.
The Western Gazette understands that a national bookmaker received a flurry of bets before Lee Novak's goal in the 106th minute, predicting the final 3-3 score line.
It is understood that the case is now in the hands of the Government-ran Gambling Commission's hands.
The commission's role is to investigate cases where there is identifiable suspicious betting activity, with betting operators required to refer suspicious activity as part of their licence conditions.
There is no suggestion of wrongdoing or illegal conduct on the part of Yeovil Town Football Club or Birmingham City Football Club.
The Gambling Commission chooses not to comment on individual cases.