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Guisborough have been forced to depart the Northern League's Brooks Mileson Memorial Cup after an administrative oversight.

By Bill Perfitt

Guisborough Town released the following statement after their disqualification from the Brooks Mileson Memorial league Cup by the Northern League.

Guisborough Town Football Club is extremely disappointed that due to an administrative oversight we have had to withdraw from the above competition.

This was due to us inadvertently fielding one of our young Development Side players as a substitute in last Wednesday’s Quarter Final against Shildon, which we won on the night 3-2 after extra time.

We are now aware that this player was technically ineligible and we very much regret this unintentional mistake and will review our internal player registration procedures to prevent a repeat of this kind of issue.

We wish Shildon all the best following their reinstatement and we sympathise completely with the disappointment which our players, fans, and officials will feel at this disappointing outcome.

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