Dunfermline given Scottish Cup ban for Hamilton debt

Accies beat the Pars 2-0

Dunfermline Athletic will be banned from the Scottish Cup next season - unless they pay gate money owed to Hamilton Academical.

A Scottish FA tribunal decided against fining

But they have also been given a "severe censure" for not paying their First Division rivals a share of the receipts from the 2 February fifth-round tie.

Accies won the game 2-0 in front of 2,588 spectators at East End Park.

An SFA statement said Dunfermline had breached disciplinary rule 320.

The tribunal had decided to impose an "exclusion from the Scottish Cup until the debt is paid in full, with no imposition of a fine but a severe censure given".