Alfreton fall further behind Hatters after points deduction

Alfreton Town have been deducted three points for fielding an ineligible player at Kidderminster Harriers on December 14, writes Mike Simmonds.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 15th March 2014, 7:44 pm
Luton Town FC. Stock images.
Luton Town FC. Stock images.

Reds goalkeeper Jon Worsnop, who played in the 3-0 defeat at Kenilworth Road recently, initially joined the club on an emergency loan from FC United of Manchester on the same day, but was not registered in time.

A statement on the official Skrill Premier website said: “At a recent Personal Hearing requested by Alfreton Town, the Skrill Premier club was found guilty of a breach of Rule 6.9 for fielding an ineligible player, ie unregistered player, in its match at Kidderminster Harriers on Saturday, 14th December 2013.

“Alfreton Town has had the three points it gained in the match deducted from its Skrill Premier score.

“The club has not appealed the Football Conference’s decision so the league table can be adjusted with immediate affect.”

Alfreton had closed the gap on Hatters at the top of the table to 13 points after a 1-0 win at Chester today saw them move into second place, but as a result, Cambridge United now leapfrog them.

The Reds’ punishment is consistent with points deductions issued to Conference North sides Oxford City and Harrogate Town earlier this season for the same breach of league rules.

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