LOCAL FOOTBALL: Ramsey Town thrown out of cup final after fielding ineligible player in double-figures drubbing

Ramsey Town manager Lea Jordan.

Ramsey Town manager Lea Jordan. - Credit: Archant

Ramsey Town have been thrown out of a cup competition only days after winning their semi-final by a 10-0 scoreline.

Lea Jordan’s side thrashed Farcet United in the last four of the Peterborough & District League’s Intermediate Shield last Saturday.

But it has since come to light they fielded an ineligible player in the double-figures destruction of lower-level opposition.

New signing Adam Rothery made his debut in that game and had not played in a previous league game as required by the rules.

It’s a situation which has left boss Jordan gutted. He said: “It’s a massive shame for the boys that they won’t get to play in the final.

“It’s also very frustrating for everyone involved, but rules are rules and we have to respect the decision of the league.

“It’s just a shame the game can’t be replayed.”

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Rothery scored one of the Ramsey goals in the semi-final success which featured a hat-trick from leading scorer Jamie Darlow.

Ramsey do have the consolation of already being through to one cup final (the Hunts Junior Cup) and could yet reach another (the Peterborough Football Association Challenge Cup).

They’re also chasing the Division Two title in the Peterborough & District League and have won 15 successive matches in all competitions.