Thursday, 30 January 2014

Aberystwyth deducted 3 points by FAW

The FAW have deducted Aberystwyth three points for playing suspended defender Peter Hoy in a match against Connahs Quay at the beginning of January.
The deduction could prove crucial in the race for a top six Championship place, with Aber currently sitting in sixth, but a win for seventh place Rhyl on Saturday at home against Port Talbot would see the Lilywhites leap above the Seasiders.
The Seasiders were also fined £250 and must pay costs of £60 on top of the points deduction.
A statement from the Seasiders read: "As yet the club has not received the panel’s reasons for its decision but as it is manifestly obvious that the panel did not take into account:
  • (a) the fact that the Club accepted it had made an administrative error and took responsibility for it and
  • (b) very significant mitigatory factors put forward at the hearing, the Club is seriously considering an appeal.
"No further statement will be released until after a decision on the appeal is made. 
"Aberystwyth Town Football Club takes its responsibility towards Welsh Football and the Welsh Premier League very seriously indeed and will have to consider in particular whether any further appeals are in the best interests of the League."
Aberystwyth have until Friday, 7th February 2014 to submit an appeal against the decision of the Disciplinary Panel.


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