Helston Athletic have been deducted three points after notifying the South West Peninsula League that they are unable to raise a side for Saturday's re-arranged trip to Cullompton Rangers.

The game was originally scheduled for Saturday, April 1 and was declared on by at an 11am inspection, but was then postponed upon arrival of the away team by the match referee.

Due to other fixtures arranged, the travel involved, and the deadline for playing Premier (step 6) fixtures by Saturday, April 29, the only date was this coming Saturday and that involved both Cullompton & Helston playing two days running.

Cullompton Rangers are thanked by Helston for their hospitality on the original date and the Devon club have not requested any compensation from Helston due to the nature of the circumstances.

Likewise the league have not sought to profit from the situation by levying excess fines and have taken into account Helston's early notification to cancel appointed referees, programme printing, pitch preparation etc and the league have also considered the cost of the original trip made by Helston when setting the fine.

However the match has to be awarded to the non-offending club, Cullompton Rangers, and likewise Helston are deducted three points.

The match will be given as a home walk-over but as no goals can be awarded it will appear as a 0-0 draw on results grids.