Penzance AFC have been awarded the three points from their weekend's game against Royal Marines as the Devon side can't raise a side.

A statement from the Carlsberg South West Peninsula League, secretary, said: "Please note that the league have been informed today that Royal Marines AFC are unable to fulfil the away fixture at Penzance this coming Saturday, February 18.

"The full reasons as to why a team cannot be fielded are best answered by the club themselves, but the league have been assured that this is a problem for this week only and this fixture only. The club assures us they will fulfil their obligations to the league.

"As for Saturday's match the result is awarded with Penzance receiving the 3 points, although a scoreline of 0-0 has to be given as a league cannot award goals.

"The Royal Marines will be deducted one-point from its total as well as not gaining any points from the match in question. In addition they will be fined a significant three figure sum with a further three figured sum suspended over them should the offence be repeated. For the purpose of fairness the punishment is exactly the same as imposed on Perranporth for a similar offence earlier in the season."