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Monday 5th October 2020

Falkirk Kilmarnock Betfred Cup

SPFL statement

Betfred Cup - Falkirk v Kilmarnock

The SPFL Board has awarded a 3-0 win to Falkirk in tomorrow’s Betfred Cup tie between Falkirk and Kilmarnock, after Kilmarnock informed the SPFL that they will not fulfil the fixture.

The SPFL today received a request from Kilmarnock FC to postpone tomorrow night’s match. The SPFL Board met this afternoon and, consistent with the Board policy in relation to the Betfred Cup Round 1 group stage announced on 18 September, turned down this request.

An SPFL spokesman said: “In anticipation of the enormous pressure on fixtures this season, the Board made clear last month that teams unable or unwilling to field a team in a Betfred Cup Round 1 group stage tie, will forfeit the match on the basis of a 3-0 defeat.

“We have enormous sympathy for players and clubs which are unable to fulfil the fixtures on the scheduled date, but, given the unprecedented challenges facing the game this year, we must maintain the clear position outlined last month in relation to the Betfred Cup first round group stage. Accordingly, Falkirk have been awarded a 3-0 win in the tie.”