League Two side AFC Wimbledon have been deducted three points for fielding an ineligible player in their victory over Cheltenham Town on March 22.
The ineligible player was midfielder Jake Nicholson, who came on as a half-time substitute before netting in the 4-3 win over Mark Yates’ side.
The deduction sees the Dons fall from 14th to 18th in the League Two table, although their new tally of 53 points is still enough to avoid relegation.
AFC Wimbledon, who were also fined £5,000 in the process, released the following statement:
“The club attended a Football Disciplinary Commission hearing today after being charged with playing an ineligible player, Jake Nicholson, in the home game versus Cheltenham on 22 March.
“The outcome of the FDC hearing was that the club will have three points deducted from its total for this season and has been fined £5,000, suspended until the end of season 2014-15. The club must also pay the costs of the hearing.”