Dispute flares over Carmarthen v Airbus UK postponement

Welsh Premier League

The Welsh Premier League are in dispute with Carmarthen Town over who was responsible for the match officials' absence that forced the postponement of Carmarthen's game with Airbus UK.

The rearranged match was postponed, leaving Broughton-based Airbus with a game-less seven-hour return trip.

League secretary Gwyn Derfel said it was "the home club's responsibility to re-appoint the officials".

Carmarthen director Jeff Thomas said league bosses should perform that role.

Thomas said it "is always the case that the FAW informs the officials and the club in writing.

"This did not happen for this match."

The postponement was the second to hit the fixture with bad weather to blame the first time.

In an earlier statement the Welsh Premier League said: "[We] would like to emphasise that officials allocated to the original fixture are blameless.

"The WPL will be reminding everyone associated with the league of the correct procedures regarding re-arranged fixtures - as explained in league rules."

The league was won on Saturday by The New Saints, who beat Carmarthen 3-0.