Leatherhead accept final day deduction

By David Watters

Ryman League

Leatherhead FC has been deducted six by points by the Ryman League for a registration irregularity.

Under Rule 6.9, the Club has been deducted the points gained from the matches concerned in the Ryman League South Division following a meeting of the Ryman League’s Board of Directors and announced today (Saturday).

The decision and penalty was accepted by Leatherhead who informed their supporters and players in a statement issued at 1.30pm as the divisional league table currently showing was simultaneously updated.

Next week’s play-off semi-finals are unaffected with the arrangements based on the league placings after the final round of fixtures are played. As it stands, Folkestone Invicta are confirmed as runners-up and Leatherhead FC in third place.

In a statement issued by Leatherhead FC, Chairman Peter Ashdown said: "We had a fair hearing, we accept the decision and we move on with our season."

No further comment will be made by the Ryman League in relation to this matter.

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