Promoted Chapleton Maroons have been fined and have had six points docked by the Competitions Committee of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) as a result of their failure to show up for their Jamaica Premier League game against Mt Pleasant FA at Effortville on Sunday, January 22.

Maroons who had fired coach Lenworth Hyde who has been at the helm of the team in their less than two years of history was unable to field a team for the game which was a breach of Article 7.5 and 6 and as a result, the game has been awarded to Mount Pleasant FA by a score of 3-0 and they were also fined $200,000. This payment must be made on or before Friday, February 3, 2023.

The Club has also been docked six points and slipped to last place on two after fellow promoted team Faulkland FC earned a third point from Monday’s 0-0 draw against Arnett Gardens.

Mt Pleasant FA returned to the top of the tables with 24 points, two more than Cavalier FC.

Maroons could face further punishment as they could pay as much as $150,000 as compensation for any damages or losses suffered by Mount Pleasant FA and the JFF up to a maximum of $150,000.

The will also be referred to the JFF Disciplinary Committee for further actions to be taken in accordance with Article 70 of the JFF Disciplinary Code.

Meanwhile, Dunbeholden FC earned a hard-fought 1-0 win over Vere United to move back into a playoff spot in their first-round game played at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex on Monday.

Dean Andre Thomas scored the winner in the 85th minute for Dunbeholden FC who were winning their third straight game and improved to 18 points same as Arnett Gardens.