The Gibraltar FA have today found that Gib Phoenix were in breach of HGP rules in their recent victory over FC Hound Dogs. Phoenix ran out 4-1 winners but were found not to have sufficient Gibraltar nationals in their overall match day squad. The club have been docked the 3 points, which have been awarded to FC Hound Dogs, whilst also subsequently fined £350.
The GFA statement in full read:
Following an investigation, Gibraltar Phoenix FC have been found to be in breach of the Home Grown Player rule in their recent fixture versus FC Hound Dogs.As a result the club automatically forfeits the match, (which is awarded 3-0 in favour of FC Hound Dogs), and have been fined £350.