Eastwood Town have lost their appeal to be allowed to take part in the Blue Square Bet North play-offs.
The Badgers are two points outside the top five but would not be able to take part if they qualify as their ground does not meet the required standard.
Town appealed last week. saying it would be a complete injustice if their appeal was rejected.
A short statment on the club website expressed surprise and disappointment at the decision.
It read: "After a two hour hearing with the Football Association, and genuinely believing that Eastwood Town had the significant stronger case both morally and legally, it was decided by the Football Association to dismiss the appeal.
"We will issue a more detailed announcement over the next couple of days."