SPFL Statement - SPFL Trust Trophy - Rangers B v Ayr United
At a disciplinary hearing today (Monday 20 September 2021) a Committee of the Board of the SPFL acting as a Tribunal considered a complaint that Ayr United FC in playing Kinlay Bilham and Alex Jeanes in their SPFL Trust Trophy match against Rangers B on Tuesday 14 September 2021 were in breach of the Regulations in respect of the competition.
Both players were listed as substitutes and entered the field of play at 81 minutes. Ayr United FC admitted breaching the SPFL Rules and Regulations by Playing the players in the match when they were, at the time of the match, Registered at the Scottish FA to West of Scotland League clubs Irvine Meadow XI (in the case of Mr Bilham) and Girvan (in the case of Mr Jeanes).
The Tribunal imposed the following sanctions:
(i) the Club was reprimanded and warned as to future conduct; and
(ii) the result of the match was annulled and instead recorded as a 3-0 victory for Rangers B.
No financial penalty was imposed on Ayr United.
The Club have issued a statement in response to the above - read it here