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League statement: points deduction

Frickley Athletic have been deducted three points by the EVO-STIK League for playing an ineligible player.

The EVO-STIK League South Division club accepted a charge of breaching League Rule 6.9 after being found guilty at a disciplinary hearing. The Football Association had previously found the club to be in breach of FA Rule C.1(g)(x).

Club officials informed the EVO-STIK League on Monday 12 February that they were waiving the right to appeal and would accept the sanction for failing to get approval for a loan player from the FA in accordance with the requirements of League Rule 6.4.1. and subsequently fielding him in four fixtures.

No costs were awarded and in addition to deducting the three points gained while fielding the player, the club was also fined £100 in accordance with the recommended minimum tariff after submitting a mitigating written statement and attending the panel to give personal testimony.

The EVO-STIK League South Division table was updated at 10am on Tuesday 13 February 2018 to reflect the sanction and there will be no further statement from the Northern Premier League on this matter.

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