Football: Brandanes docked points after Weir win

Rothesay Brandane have been hit with a three-point penalty by Caledonian League officials for fielding an ineligible player in their win over Weir Recreation on August 25.

The local side included defender James Sprowl in their line-up for the 3-2 home victory over the Glasgow club in the belief that he was available for selection after a one-match ban which kept him out of the season-opening 1-1 draw away to Strathclyde University.

But the Brandanes player-manager Neil Whitelaw was unaware of a second one-game suspension for Sprowl which kicked in immediately after the first ban was served, and which meant the full-back should not have played in the Weir match.

The deduction means that the island club fall from fifth place in the ‘Caley’ first division table to second bottom in the standings.

The Brandanes will look to banish the disappointment of the points deduction when they host Rhu Amateurs in Rothesay today (Saturday, September 1) - check back here and at our Facebook page for news of the result.