Already out of contention to retain its knockout title, reigning T&T Super League champions, Guaya United bid for a second straight league crown suffered a blow off the field on Tuesday.
This after the Disciplinary Committee of the Super League took a decision to deduct three points from Guaya United as well as Metal X Erin FC for not fielding a youth team in any competition this season.
Earlier during the campaign, the University of T&T (UTT) suffered the same outcome.
With the three points taken away, Guaya United dropped from third on the table and five points behind joint leaders FC Santa Rosa and Queen's Park Cricket Club to fifth spot and an additional three points back as well.
The points deduction could also prove detrimental to Erin FC at the end of the season as it slipped to second from bottom with seven points, level with cellar-placed Petit Valley/Diego Martin United in the battle to avoid relegation.
Prison Service, meanwhile was also awarded three points for their upcoming clash with RSSR FC after the latter failed to inform league officials at a convenient time, the venue of their match which was carded for Sunday.
However, that decision was then rescinded by President of the T&T Super Keith Look Loy at the match will now take place on Sunday at Dibe Recreation Ground, Long Circular, St James from 4pm.