Midfielder Corcoran sacked by Wealdstone

Wealdstone have sacked midfielder Michael Corcoran following his conviction for racially aggravated harassment and assaulting a police officer.

The 28-year-old, who joined the Stones 14 months ago, was withdrawn from the squad to face Eastbourne Borough in January and suspended by the club after being found guilty.

Thames Magistrates’ Court heard Corcoran shouted racist abuse at a woman in a kebab shop in east London and then shoved PC Tracey Chapman when she attempted to arrest him.

He was ordered to carry out 220 hours unpaid work and pay £1,085 in fines and costs.

A club statement said: “Following the completion of an ongoing disciplinary process, Wealdstone FC have terminated the playing contract of Michael Corcoran.”

Corcoran, who began his career as a trainee at Cardiff City, has also played for Oxford United, Rushden & Diamonds, Dover Athletic, Brackley Town and Ebbsfleet United.