Reading WFC removed

Reading Women FC have been removed from The FA WSL Continental Cup for fielding an ineligible player.

The club admitted a charged by the League (FA WSL) for fielding an ineligible player in their FA WSL Continental Cup match on Sunday 6 July 2014 against London Bees.

It was alleged that Bonnie Horwood, who started in the match, had previously appeared in the Cup on three occasions for Watford LFC, contrary to the competition rules.

The League Management Committee, in accordance with League rules, has therefore determined that:-

– Reading WFC be removed from The FA WSL Continental Cup with immediate effect.
– Reading WFC do not play their scheduled final fixture on 12 July against Watford LFC and instead Watford LFC be awarded three points.
– The three points gained in the Cup fixture against London Bees on 6 July 2014 be deducted from Reading WFC’s total group points.
– Reading WFC be fined £50.

Reading WFC have 14 days to appeal the decision upon receipt of the decision reasons.