Brentford awarded three points after Bolton game is scrapped

Brentford have announced their away fixture against Bolton will not be played and that they have been awarded three points.

The match, originally scheduled for last Saturday, was postponed as unpaid Bolton players went on strike, and then rearranged for next Tuesday.

But Brentford tweeted on Friday: “Our game against @OfficialBWFC will not be played and we have been awarded the three points on the basis of a 1-0 victory.”

A statement from the EFL on its official website said: “Following the decision taken by Bolton Wanderers’ Safety Advisory Group (SAG) to issue a Prohibition Notice preventing Tuesday’s rearranged Sky Bet Championship fixture with Brentford from taking place, the EFL will not be asking that the game is played at a future date.

“There is no provision under EFL Regulations to direct clubs to play at a later date than four days past the conclusion of the season and, as a result, it has been determined that Brentford will be awarded the three points on the basis of a 1-0 victory.

“As a consequence, Bolton Wanderers is now deemed to be guilty of misconduct by the EFL which will result in disciplinary proceedings against the club being taken at an appropriate time.

“The decision to award the victory to Brentford is taken under Regulation 33.2 and is independent of the proceedings referred to above.”