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Killie handed 3-0 East Kilbride defeat over ineligible player

East Kilbride will now take top spot in the group after being handed a 3-0 win.

Killie handed 3-0 East Kilbride defeat over ineligible player SNS Group
League Cup: East Kilbride handed 3-0 victory.

Kilmarnock have had their 2-0 League Cup win over East Kilbride overturned after admitting to playing a suspended player in the tie.

The lowland league club have now been handed a 3-0 victory for the group stage game that took place last Saturday.

Daniel Armstrong played the last 18 minutes of the game despite still being under a suspension picked up last season while he was at Raith Rovers.

The matter was heard by a disciplinary panel on Thursday who decided that the Rugby Park club would forfeit the tie as a result of the rule breach.

Armstrong replaced Chris Burke on the 72nd minute with the scoreline already sitting at 2-0.

Kilmarnock have also been fined £5000, suspended until June 30, 2022, and warned over future conduct.

Tommy Wright’s men will now fall to the bottom of group G after one game played, with East Kilbride taking the top spot with four points from two.

Stranraer, Clyde and Greenock Morton make up the rest of the group.

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