Shaw Lane AFC have suffered a blow to their promotion hopes in the Evo-Stik League Premier after having been deducted three points by the league for fielding an ineligible player.
The points have been deducted following the debut of James Pollard against Warrington Town in the 5-0 victory on December 2nd.
Pollard should have served a suspension following a two-match ban received whilst still with Farsley Celtic.
The defender, who scored the winning goal in the 3-1 victory over Coalville Town last Tuesday, also played one game for Celtic while suspended, which they lost.
Pollard has since served the suspension.
The club will drop to third behind Grantham Town on goal difference.
The Ducks still have two games in hand on the Gingerbreads and one game in hand on leaders Altrincham, who they were due to play tonight before a waterlogged pitch at Moss Lane put that game off.
— The EVO-STIK Northern Premier League (@evostikleague) February 13, 2018