Heavy price for wrong selection

SIL SOCCER: Five Metaltec SIL clubs have been fined up to £100 each and deducted points for fielding ineligible players."Now that our computer is working flat out we are at full speed with team sheets sent in after matches," said chief executive Alan Gorham.

SIL SOCCER

FIVE Metaltec SIL clubs have been fined up to £100 each and deducted points for fielding ineligible

players.

"Now that our computer is working flat out we are at full speed with team sheets sent in after matches," said chief executive Alan Gorham.

"Consequently, we have picked up five cases within weeks of the start of the season. Under our rules clubs can send in appeals, and we have already received one from Leiston."

Leiston were fined £50 and deducted six points for fielding goalkeeper David Kircher against Ipswich Athletic Reserves. Kircher was registered with Wenhaston in the SIL. Athletic won the game but it may have to be replayed if crucial at the end of the season.

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John Bull were also deducted six points but fined £100 for fielding two players who were banned sine die by the Suffolk FA. "Ironically it was John Bull who took the case to the FA because of non-payment of club dues," said Gorham.

Ufford were fined £50 for fielding an ineligible player in the Omnico Cup. They beat Aldeburgh, who have been re-instated.

Chequers Inn were fined £100 for playing a player not on the SIL registration list. In the first instance they were docked three points. In the second they suffered an Omnico Cup defeat.

Wickham Market were fined £50 for playing a player registered with Woodbridge Athletic against Bramford Road Old Boys.

In the Premier Division of the Jewson League tomorrow, Ipswich Wanderers are at home to Maldon, with Stowmarket Town entertaining Fakenham Town at Greens Meadow. Woodbridge Town visit Gorleston.

Whitton United are at home to neighbours Hadleigh United in the First Division, with home striker Rene Swann the subject of a seven-day approach from Long Melford.

Needham Market are at Cornard with Leiston entertaining March Town United. Felixstowe and Walton United are on their travels – to Thetford United.

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