Middlesex FA are investigating after it emerged a player for Hampton & Richmond Borough FC has played for another team in an earlier round of the Middlesex Senior Cup.

The team beat Hanworth Villa 2-1 in their match on Tuesday, February 21, but were made aware of issues surrounding player Jerome Federico the next morning.

Federico, 24, signed for Hampton & Richmond in the summer of 2014. However, a spokesman for the club confirmed he had also played for Hendon FC in an earlier round of the Cup when he was under dual registration.

In a statement posted on Hampton & Richmond Borough FC’s website on Thursday, February 23, said: “We were made aware on Wednesday morning of the issues regarding an ineligible player.

“We have taken the matter to the Middlesex FA and are in discussions with them.

“There will be no further comment at this time.”