Former Girvan FC striker Moffat banned for betting offences

Former Girvan FC striker Michael Moffat has been hit with a six game ban for betting offences by the Scottish Football Association.

The 28 year old who moved from the seasiders to his current club Ayr United in 2011, was found guilty of placing seven bets on six matches involving Ayr from August 3 2012 to August 10 2013.

The SFA issued Moffat with a complaint in December after it was alleged he breached the associations rules which forbid players from betting on games involving their own side as well as betting on any football match.

Moffat’s charge of betting on 150 other games between February 19 2012 and 1 September 2013 was also upheld.

He is currently top scorer in Scottish League One with 17 goals to his name and will miss crucial games over the next six weeks as Ayr look to cement a play-off position.

Earlier this season, Rangers midfielder Ian Black was banned for 10 games, with seven suspended after admitting to betting on games involving his own side including on three occasions betting against them to win.