SWANAGE Town & Herston are tomorrow expected to discover their fate having been hit with a 12-point deduction and £50 fine for fielding a player without obtaining international clearance.

The Dorset Premier League outfit are one of five clubs to have applied for promotion to the Sydenhams Wessex League and are sweating on the outcome of an appeal.

Swans had the sanctions imposed on them due to midfielder Nat Scott’s involvement in their first eight games of the season.

Scott had studied in America and played for Oklahoma City before signing for Swans in 2015 but did not receive clearance to play in England.

The omission came to light in October when he was selected for the DPL representative side and, although he was suspended, he was cleared to play once the necessary paperwork had been filed.

Swans’ appeal is scheduled to be heard tomorrow by the Dorset County FA and, should the deduction stand, it would almost certainly scupper their chances of going up.

They are currently ninth, 15 points behind leaders Hamworthy Recreation and 14 adrift of second-placed Westland Sports.

Swans spent six seasons in the Wessex League between 1990 and 1996 and were runners-up in 1991. They returned for two years in 2000-01 and 2001-02 before dropping back a level.

The four other clubs to have applied for promotion are Hampshire Premier League trio Infinity, Stockbridge and Sway and Shrewton United of the Wiltshire League.