Annan Athletic have been thrown out of the Scottish FA Youth Cup after admitting an error with the registration of three players who played in their 2-1 win over Montrose in the last Round.
The Third Division side held their hands up to the SFA upon learning that three youngsters from their under-16 side had not been properly registered to play in the under-20 tournament.
Now they have stepped aside rather than get involved in a lengthy debate which allows Montrose time to prepare for their match against Dunfermline in the fourth round.
Annan chairman Henry McClelland said:
– Henry McClelland, Annan Chairman
“There has been an administrative error on our part that we have admitted to. It is a really sore blow for the boys and the club but something that we will learn from and it will not happen again.”
“We could have appealed but that would not have been the right thing to do as we had made a mistake and it would not have been fair to keep Montrose hanging around.”