MAIDEN Gully YCW's four-point win over Calivil United in round 14 of the Loddon Valley league has become an eight-goal loss after the Eagles were penalised for their player points breach.
After deliberating on Tuesday night, the AFLCV commission handed down the penalty of stripping the Eagles of their premiership points and annulling their score to zero for breaching their player points cap of 45.
The last-minute change of Taylor Collins (three points) being brought into the side for Luke Ross (one point) tipped the Eagles to 47 points. Maiden Gully YCW won 7.10 (52) to 6.12 (48).
The game will now be officially recorded as Calivil United beating the Eagles 6.12 (48) to 0.0 (0).
"The decision has been made by the regional commission. While a sanction has been handed down we believe that the breach was unintentional and that has certainly been taken into consideration," AFLCV region general manager Carol Cathcart said on Wednesday.
"It's an oversight on the day, but all clubs now play under these rules and as such the commission has deemed that a sanction should be applied.
"Maiden Gully YCW has been very co-operative with the commission in providing information on the matter."
Maiden Gully YCW does have a right of appeal.
"We'll have a look at the decision, have a chat about it as a committee and see what we do from there if anything," Eagles president Chris Garlick said.
The handing down of the breach sanction means the Eagles slip from fourth to fifth on the ladder as they drop from 32 points to 28 and their percentage is cut from 102.6 to 97.5.
Meanwhile, the outcome is a massive boost to Calivil United's finals chances, with the Demons climbing from eighth to sixth.
Instead of being two games out of the top five, the Demons are now just one game, while their percentage has increased from 97.0 to 101.8.
* New ladder - Pyramid Hill (44 pts, 197.9%), Mitiamo (40, 163.7%), BL-Serpentine (32, 103.0%), Marong (28, 101.6%), Maiden Gully YCW (28, 97.5%), Calivil United (24, 101.8%), Bridgewater (24, 81.7%), Newbridge (20, 99.2%), Inglewood (0, 38.1%).
MEANWHILE in other football news, Dunolly reserves player Sean Adams has received a six-match suspension after being reported for kicking.
Adams fronted the Maryborough-Castlemaine District league tribunal on Tuesday night after he was reported for "intentionally or carelessly kicking another player", which was Trentham's Shane Black.
Prior to the tribunal hearing Adams was one of two players Dunolly had issued life bans to following last Saturday's reserves match marred by an ugly melee.
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