Friday, October 20, 2017

Wimbledon deducted points for ineligible player

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 28 Apr 2014

12 Views

League Two club AFC Wimbledon have been deducted three points for fielding an ineligible player last month.

The club have been punished for fielding Jake Nicholson, a midfielder signed from Greenock Morton in February, against Cheltenham Town in a 4-3 win at Kingsmeadow.

Nicholson was introduced as a half-time substitute and went on to score as Wimbledon came from two goals down to secure victory.

A Football League statement read: “A Football Disciplinary Commission has ruled that AFC Wimbledon are to be deducted three points for fielding an ineligible player, Jake Nicholson, in the Sky Bet League 2 fixture with Cheltenham Town on 22nd March.

“The club were also fined the sum of £5,000, suspended until the end of the 2014-15 season, and must pay the costs of the hearing.”

The deduction drops Wimbledon to 18th in League Two, though they remain six points above the relegation zone with just one match to play.

Neal Eardley’s side will round off their campaign with a trip to Accrington Stanley on Saturday.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

SoccerNews

Soccernews.com is news blog for soccer with comprehensive coverage of all the major leagues in Europe, as well as MLS in the United States. In addition we offer breaking news for transfers and transfer rumors, ticket sales, betting tips and offers, match previews, and in-depth editorials.

You can follow us on Facebook: Facebook.com/soccernews.com or Twitter: @soccernewsfeed.

SHARE OR COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLE

WE RECOMMEND

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
avatar
 
smilegrinwinkmrgreenneutraltwistedarrowshockunamusedcooleviloopsrazzrollcryeeklolmadsadexclamationquestionideahmmbegwhewchucklesillyenvyshutmouth
wpDiscuz
More More
Top