Aberystwyth Town handed points deduction

Peter Hoy wheels away after scoring for Aber. Photo by Chris Howells - atfc.org.uk

Peter Hoy wheels away after scoring for Aber. Photo by Chris Howells – atfc.org.uk

ABERYSTWYTH Town have been handed a fine of £250 and deducted three points following a disciplinary hearing which took place on Tuesday. The Seasiders had been charged under article 38.1.6 of the FAW rules which states that a club may not field a player whilst under suspension.

The club had selected full back Peter Hoy to play in their game against GAP Connah’s Quay on the 4th January. The player had previously picked up five yellow cards in the season which meant that he should have been facing suspension. Aber Town won the game by a scoreline of four goals to nil which has led to the size of the points deduction being three points.

According to an insider at the club, when the FAW circulated the list of suspended players before the pitch, Hoy was not listed. However, the club was still charged and has now been punished under the rules.

The deduction could have serious implications for the team’s progression to phase two. Aber had looked to seal a top six finish with a 3-0 win away at Carmarthen on Saturday. They will now have to wait until Rhyl have played Port Talbot in a game which will decide the fate of the Green and Blacks. A win for Rhyl would see them jump above Aber into sixth place.

Aber Town have until Friday 7th February to appeal against the ruling.