At their last meeting the League Board met with the Chairman of Shoreham FC following the Club being charged with a registration irregularity. The Club admitted the charge under Rule 6.4.1 and were therefore dealt with under Rule 6.9 having played an ineligible player.
The Board considered the matter sufficiently serious to warrant a fine of two thousand pounds, and although the Club lost both matches in which the player appeared, the Club were levied six penalty points.
The Club has stated that it will not appeal the decision and the points deduction will be shown from Monday.
League Chairman Nick Robinson commented, “This is a sad occasion for a Club newly promoted to Step 4 but is a warning to all Clubs to ensure that registration forms are completed correctly, and that the person signing as witness has actually seen the player sign the form.”