Shaw Lane have been deducted three points by the EVO-STIK League for playing an ineligible player.
The EVO-STIK League Premier Division club accepted a charge of breaching League Rule 6.9 after being found guilty at a disciplinary hearing of fielding a player while subject to an Football Association disciplinary suspension. The FA had previously found the club to be in breach of FA Rule E10 in this respect.
Club officials informed the EVO-STIK League on Monday 12 February that they were waiving the right to appeal and would accept the sanction. No costs were awarded and in addition to deducting the three points gained while fielding the player, the club was also fined £100 in accordance with the recommended minimum tariff after submitting a mitigating written statement to the panel.
The EVO-STIK League Premier Division table will be updated at 5pm on Tuesday 13 February 2018 to reflect the sanction and there will be no further statement from the Northern Premier League on this matter.