Woden-Weston in hot water as four results overturned due to ineligible player

Lachlan Roberts 11 May 2018

Woden-Weston’s bench during a game this season. Photo: Supplied by Capital Football.

Woden-Weston Football Club is in hot water after the club had four results overturned due to fielding an ineligible player in their squad and breaching the Player Points System (PPS).

Woden-Weston’s NPL side have had three league matches and an FFA Cup tie deemed as forfeits after breaching competition regulations concerning the PPS requirements for the 2018 season.

NPL wins over Tigers FC, Belconnen United and an FFA Cup victory over Tuggeranong United have been overturned to 3-0 results, with their 3-2 loss to Olympic being changed to a forfeit result.

The Player Points System (PPS) applies to each premier league club in the NPL and requires each club to remain within the points cap when registering players for their squad for the season.

Capital Football revealed Woden-Weston had an extra visa-player on the PPS and did not denote the player as a visa player.

Capital Football said that if Woden-Weston had correctly listed as visa players then the points total would be over the 200-point cap.

The updated results have left Woden Weston on the bottom of the NPL ladder after six rounds with only one point from their 1-1 draw with Gungahlin United last weekend.

Tuggeranong will take the place of Woden Weston in the FFA Cup quarter-final clash with Monaro Panthers.

More to come.

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