Basford United have been deducted three points for playing an ineligible player in the EVO-STIK Northern Premier League.

The sanction – imposed for playing Callum Smith in a 3-2 win over Stocksbridge Park Steels on Saturday 10 September – was confirmed on Monday following a hearing of the EVO-STIK NPL’s disciplinary panel on Thursday 13 October.

An EVO-STIK NPL statement read: “The panel found Basford United FC guilty of a breach of Rule 6.9 – playing an ineligible player – namely Callum Smith when he was not registered with the Northern Premier League and therefore not eligible to participate.

“The sanction imposed by the panel is that the thee points gained in the fixture versus Stocksbridge Park Steels on Saturday 10th September will be deducted from the club’s playing record.”


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