SSE Airtricity League Division 1 side Wexford FC have been forced to forfeit four games after breaching Clause 14.14 of Schedule 1 of the Participation Agreement. The Football Association of Ireland Appeal Committee investigated the case and they found the club guilty of fielding an ineligible player in their fixtures against Athlone Town, Cabinteely FC, Shamrock Rovers II and Cobh Ramblers.
The controversy surrounds summer acquisition Ola Adeyemo’s involvement. Adeyemo made the move from English No-League side Lewes. He featured in all four games since the league restarted despite questions over his eligibility. Wexford took four points from an available twelve over the course of the four matches. As a result of this breach, each of the matches will go down as a 3-0 win for the opposition team.
Cabinteely have gained the most from the changes as they leapfrog UCD to take fourth spot in the league. The two teams go head-to-head on Friday evening at UCD. Athlone Town have also widened the gap between them and bottom two clubs Shamrock Rovers II and Wexford FC.
Wexford FC travel to Drogheda for their next match on Friday. However with only two games remaining, they will finish the season in last place capping off a disappointing campaign.