Auchinleck Talbot say they have launched an appeal against the decision to remove them from the South Scotland Challenge Cup.

The Beechwood Park side were kicked out of the cup after fielding an ineligible player in their win against Lowland League side, East Kilbride on March 4.

Talbot said they were "disappointed" with the decision, adding that they had been working with the information given to them.

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Tommy Sloan's club was advised that on-loan Clyde goalkeeper Josh Bradley-Hurst, who played in the match, was cup-tied.

Ironically, Bradley-Hurst was signed on emergency loan as fellow new signing Marc Fisher was cup-tied having played for Troon in an earlier round.

Bradley-Hurst had played for Clydebank against Pollok in an earlier round, making him ineligible for Talbot's game against East Kilbride.

Talbot have now lodged an official appeal with the Scottish FA.

A club spokesperson said: "Following the decision of the SRCC Competition Committee to disqualify Auchinleck Talbot from the 2022/23 Competition and award the match to East Kilbride FC, the Club can now confirm we have lodged an evidenced Appeal with the Scottish FA."