Maiden Gully YCW is facing the loss of premiership points, a fine or suspension of officials after exceeding its player points allowance in Saturday's win over Calivil United.
The Eagles have three days to respond to a please explain notice issued by the LVFNL and their fate rests in the hands of the AFLCV commission.
"Maiden Gully YCW has three days to show if it was intentional, unintentional or interpretive,'' AFLCV regional operations manager Norm Sheahan said.
"The commission will then give a ruling of what they believe it falls under and, if the commission sees fit, there could be sanctions applied from there.
"The penalties include fines, loss of points current season or in the future, suspension from finals or suspension of officials."
The Bendigo Advertiser understands that the Eagles made a late change to their senior side on Saturday and the coaching staff thought the reserves player that was brought into the side was a one-point player.
However, at the end of the game when the official LVFNL paper work was being filled in, the club realised he was not a one-point player and that they'd broken their cap of 45 points.
The Eagles self-reported the points issue to the LVFNL on Saturday night.
The MGYCW issue is not the first player points case for the AFLCV Commission.
Last year North Central Football League club Birchip-Watchem was stripped of 12 premiership points after a club oversight.
Bulls' recruit Stefan Pye had been playing the season as a three-pointer when he should have instead been a four-point player.
After the amendment of his points to four, it meant the Bulls had retrospectively exceeded their limit of 43 points in their first three games of the season.
The AFLCV commission stripped the Bulls of their premiership points for each of the breached games, with their opponents receiving the points.
Their opponents tally in each match stood, while the Bulls' scores were stripped.
"Although it was a genuine oversight, clubs are required to complete sufficient due diligence on the history of new players,'' AFLCV regional general manager Carol Cathcart said at the time.
If MGYCW loses the four premiership points it won last Saturday the race for the final two positions in the LVFNL top five opens up even further.
Pyramid Hill (40 points) and Mitiamo (40) are locks for the top two positions.
If MGYCW loses four points, Bears Lagoon-Serpentine (32) would hold a two-game buffer in third place from the Eagles (24), Marong (24) and Bridgewater (24).
Four points for Calivil United would keep the Demons' finals hopes alive.
They would move to 20 points alongside reigning premier Newbridge.
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