The Premiership duo of St Mirren and Kilmarnock are set to appeal the recent SPFL tribunal decision which saw the pair awarded 3-0 defeats.

Both clubs were found guilty of breaching Covid-19 regulations. As a result, Kilmarnock’s game against Motherwell was awarded 3-0 to the Fir Park side.

Handed two 3-0 defeats

St Mirren were handed two 3-0 defeats, to Motherwell and Hamilton. The Daily Record reports that both teams are looking to overturn the sanctions.

St Mirren v Kilmarnock - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership

Alex Dyer and Jim Goodwin, managers of Kilmarnock and St Mirren (Photo by Roddy Scott / SNS Group via Getty Images)

The sanctions have made an impact on the league table. St Mirren are currently bottom of the Premiership, whilst Kilmarnock are in seventh place, three points off the all-important top six.

Hamilton, who were awarded one of the 3-0 wins, currently lead St Mirren by two points in the relegation battle.

With that in mind, it is understandable why both clubs are looking to overturn the decision that was reached by the tribunal.

However, you would imagine that the clubs that benefited from the tribunal’s decision, Hamilton and Motherwell, will not want to see the decision overturned, for obvious reasons. If the games are eventually played, the chances of St Mirren and Kilmarnock losing all of them 3-0 are practically zero.

Strange year for football

In what has been a very strange year for football, perhaps it is no shock that games couldn’t be played due to Covid-19 issues.

St Mirren Park

St Mirren Park (Photo by Ross MacDonald / SNS Group via Getty Images)

It would possibly open up a can of worms if the games are to be replayed as both Motherwell and Hamilton would lose points that they currently have.

Although on the other hand, St Mirren and Kilmarnock would probably argue that they have been denied the chance to win the points on the pitch. It will be interesting to see if the appeals succeed, and if the postponed games get played.


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