Boro ordered to replay their Middlesex Cup semi-final

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Hampton and Richmond Borough have been told they must replay their Middlesex Senior Cup semi-final with Hanworth Villa, which they won, after fielding an ineligible player.
 
The Beavers ran out 2-1 winners last month only for club chairman Steve McPherson to make the Middlesex County FA aware of the fact that midfielder Jerome Federico had already played in the competition for Hendon, and was therefore cup tied.
 
An investigation was launched and it was confirmed that due to an “administrative error” the semi-final would have to be replayed.
 
Hampton have been fined the maximum figure by Cup rules of £100 and the tie will now take place at Hanworth with the away side having to bear the costs of the match and forfeiting any call on gate receipts.
 

McPherson said: “Whilst this was a genuine oversight, it has nonetheless been an embarrassing situation for the Club.

 

“I would like to thank the Middlesex County FA for the professional way that they have dealt with this matter, and also to Hanworth Villa for their understanding.
“The first match was a good cup tie, and we have another local derby to look forward to, the Hanworth Villa fans turned out in good numbers at The Beveree, and I would like to see an equally good turnout of our supporters for the re-arranged match at Rectory Meadow.”
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