CASH-STRAPPED Glentoran to set to lose the Steel and Sons Cup trophy they won on Christmas Day after the club fielded an ineligible player in an earlier round.
The Irish Premiership club’s reserve side beat Ards 3-0 in the final but it has emerged the Glens broke competition rules in an earlier round.
Keeper Carter Dawson was not signed in time and should not have played in the fourth round win over Wellington Rec.
Glentoran II manager Spike Hill has resigned over the matter.
It is understood Dawson’s signing did not make the 31 August deadline and he should not have played for the Glens until the January transfer window.
Glentoran II have been docked the seven Reserve League points they won with Dawson in the team.