The Spar Mid Wales League executive committee came down firmly on the Forest Road club – citing the travel involved plus the loss of a host of players.
However, the club's decision to field a side across the border in the Herefordshire Premier League while fielding another side in the Watson Associates Mid Wales League South ensured a hefty fine.
Hay made assurances that the club would respect the Welsh structure by fielding its strongest side in the Mid Wales League South and argued the loss of 14 players from last season had meant the club being unable to commit to the Mid Wales League.
Spar secretary Woosnam says he is disappointed and that it is unlikely Hay’s place will be filled in the first division at this late stage!
The executive commmittee also issued a £200 fine to the now defunct Defaid Du following their resignation from the newly-formed Mid Wales League second division. The club was forced to resign just weeks after being accepted into the league after players failed to commit and administrative roles were left vacant.
The executive committee ruled that the first division will continue with 15 clubs this season, with one club being relegated, while the second division would comprise of 13 clubs this season with two clubs being promoted.
It is hoped that the full quota of 16 second division clubs is met next season.