THE Northern Counties East League Cup final at Bramall Lane has been postponed due to allegations regarding Liversedge fielding a suspended player in their semi-final.

Sedge were due to play AFC Mansfield in the showpiece at Sheffield United's ground on Monday, May 21, having beaten Handsworth Parramore 5-2 in the last-four tie.

However, investigations are ongoing into the alleged breach and has led to the prestige final being put on hold.

A league statement read: "The Toolstation NCEL League Cup Final, scheduled to be played next Monday at Sheffield United's Bramall Lane ground, has been postponed.

"This is due to a disciplinary issue regarding the alleged playing of a player currently under a County FA suspension by one of the finalists, Liversedge FC.

"The matter is currently being investigated by West Riding County FA.

"The Toolstation NCEL will not be issuing any further statements until the matter has been concluded by the County FA and the NCEL Board including any protests which may accrue."

Liversedge, who reached the final despite having to cope with a huge fixture backlog at the end of the season, have issued a short response on their club Twitter account.

It read: "We are aware of this issue and are taking advice on how to proceed. There will be no further comments issued at this moment."

Sedge manager Jonathan Rimmington also tweeted: "Disappointed for both sets of players @Liversedge_FC @AFCMansfield , I will have my say in good time."