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MIKE HARRIS CALLS FOR RULE CHANGES
MIKE Harris has called for a change in Welsh Premier league procedures after the banning of Andy Moran.
The Rhyl striker was confirmed as testing positive to Nandrolone in April, but his hearing did not take place until 12 July.
In that time Moran scored vital goals for Rhyl as they pipped TNS to the League title and the Welsh Cup.
"The League board needs to look at the ramifications of this," said Harris as he reflected on Rhyl's crucial 1-0 win over the Saints at Belle Vue on Easter Sunday.
"Moran scored the only goal of the game with only a minute or so left on the clock.
"In the five games left after that I think he scored four more goals and two of those were clocked in the last few minutes of the game.
"And in the Welsh Cup semi-final against Cwmbran he scored a hat-trick in extra-time.
"This particular drug is linked with performance-enhancement and extra stamina, so it does have quite a large bearing on the outcome of the League and Cup," he added.
FAW officials have reacted by saying the delays in Moran receiving his ban were due to the legal process and has confirmed also that Rhyl will not be stripped of their titles.
Secretary-general David Collins says the Court of Arbitration for Sport ruling on the Russia v Wales affair underlines that a team cannot be punished for an individual failing a drugs test.
27 July 2021
 
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