CONCORD Rangers have been hit by a points deduction after fielding an ineligible player.

The Beach Boys fielded a player whose short-term loan deal had expired in the 4-0 win over Hampton & Richmond Borough last month.

As a result, Concord have been deducted three points from their National League South record.

A National League statement read: "The National League Board has deducted three points from Concord Rangers for fielding an ineligible player in a National League South match earlier this season.

"The club admitted the charge and was found guilty of a breach of Rule 6.9 for a player participating in the fixture against Hampton & Richmond Borough after the expiration of a short-term loan registration.

"It was determined that any points gained from the match were to be deducted from the club’s record.

"The National League South table has been amended accordingly."

Nana Kyei's loan had expired before the National League South clash took place and Concord chairman Ant Smith confirmed the charge was admitted as an oversight.

“Unfortunately, we were missing our club secretary through illness and we all failed to recognise the loan period had expired for Nana," said Smith.