HALESOWEN Town's survival hopes have been dealt a blow after the club was docked four points for fielding an ineligible player.

The Yeltz fielded Kalern Thomas whilst he was registered with Solihull Moors.

He played in the home clash with Workington on September 30 and the away games at Barwell and Stourbridge on October 3 and 7.

Club officials admitted an FA charge on the matter and have been hit with a £600 fine following a personal hearing.

However, further to that charge, The Evo-Stik League met on January 31 to discuss how the situation breaches league rules.

It has led to the club being further charged by the league. It ruled that the four points gained from the three fixtures should be deducted from the clubs playing record. In addition the club has been fined an additional £100.

​A statement from Halesowen Town said the club is considering an appeal against the league charges and would not make any further comment.