Forest Green deducted three points for fielding ineligible player

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The points deduction sees Forest Green fall from ninth to 13th in the table

Forest Green have been deducted three points and fined £500 for fielding an ineligible player in their win over Southport.

Rovers beat the Sandgrounders 1-0 on Saturday, 9 August - the opening day of the Conference season.

At a hearing in Birmingham, they accepted the charge and offered to replay the game, a request that was rejected by the Conference panel.

The decision is subject to their right of appeal to the Football Association.

And, in a statementexternal-link on their club website, Forest Green said they are "most likely" to appeal.

The deduction will see the club move down from ninth to 13th in the Conference table.

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