BACK IN: Wests are back in the competition after ineligible player controversy is brushed off by Barambah.
BACK IN: Wests are back in the competition after ineligible player controversy is brushed off by Barambah. Keagan Elder

Wests first division back in competition after controversy

WESTS first division squad are back in the competition after its disqualification earlier in the week.

Football South Burnett competition administrator secretary Tracey Tunstall said the decision was made after the Wests fielded an ineligible player in the semi-final against Barambah.

Tunstall said the player of concern had not played the regulation three games to play in the semi-final which the Wests won 4-1.

"(But) as per the rules the game becomes a forfeit," Tunstall said.

This would have resulted in elimination from the competition but Tunstall said Barambah decided to allow its loss to follow through and bow out of the competition.

Barambah coach Bryce Connolly said the decision not to follow through with the disqualification of the Wests was to keep the spirit of the game alive.

"We just left it in the good spirit of the game," he said.

As a result the first division Wests will play the Panthers at the Murgon showgrounds tonight at 6pm.  

South Burnett

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