Hendon brothers Kevin and Casey Maclaren have been banned from football until August 1 and February 1 of next year respectively, following their part in a post-match brawl following a game against Wingate and Finchley in December.

The bans relate to an incident following the 3-1 home win over Wingate and Finchley in the Isthmian Premier Division on Saturday, December 27, 2014.

Kevin, 26, and Casey, 28, were both fined £250 with £100 costs. A third brother, Connor, who plays for Banstead Athletic but was in attendance at the fixture, was also banned from the club until July 1 and fined £150 for his part in the incident.

Hendon have been fined £600 – some £150 higher than the standard penalty for a Step Three club owing the severity of the alleged incident. They have also been ordered to pay £100 in costs.

The Greens have confirmed both Kevin and Casey Maclaren will appeal their verdicts after being found guilty of breaching FA Rule E3, relating to violent conduct.

However, chairman Simon Lawrence has stated Hendon will not appeal after being found guilty of breaching FA Rule E20, for failing to ensure that its players and/or supporters/followers conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from threatening and violent behaviour.

It is alleged members of the Maclaren family, including the accused’s sister, were involved in a heated exchange in the bar after the match at Earlsmead. This led to Hendon captain Kevin entering the bar and launching an unprovoked attack on Wingate & Finchley’s community development officer, Mike Bayly.

Witnesses say Kevin punched Bayly in the head five times and pulled him backwards over a sofa. Bayly was alleged to have been left with lacerations across his head, blood from his eye and a large protruding bruise from one of his eyes.

Casey was also alleged to have thrown a punch at Bayly, who did not give evidence and has not been seen at Wingate & Finchley since the incident. He is believed to have moved north and was scared to come forward with evidence to either the police or the Football Association.

Kevin claims his sister had told him their father (Danny) was being attacked in the bar and subsequently rushed in and grabbed Bayly from behind but denied striking him. Casey also denied striking Bayly and claims he was trying to act as a peacemaker.

Meanwhile, Connor admitted the charge brought against him and requested that his case be dealt with on the papers.

The FA Commission did not find the evidence provided by Kevin or Casey credible and, on the balance of probability, found them guilty of violent conduct.

On top of that, they rejected the argument by Hendon that Maclaren family members were not supporters of the club and therefore charged them in relation to FA Rule E20.

Hendon have banned the Maclaren family – except Danny, Kevin and Casey – from attending matches at Earlsmead.

Chairman Lawrence told the Non-League Paper: “They have been Hendon players for a very long time and they are competitive footballers. Away from the pitch they are as good as gold and have shown immense loyalty to the club and manager (Gary McCann).

“We aren’t going to do anything to prejudice their appeals – we’ll let it go to its natural conclusion. Hopefully they will be successful.”

He added: “The commission was very professional but the outcome and sanctions weren’t what we were hoping for. We have to trust the appeal is not going to be a box-ticking exercise and that all the evidence will be considered.”

And Lawrence was, unsurprisingly, unimpressed at having the club’s name besmirched by the incident. He said: “It is not the kind of incident you wanted Hendon FC to be involved in. It is extremely regrettable.”