SHAWBURY United are in the dark over whether they will be awarded three points for scheduled opponents Wolverhampton Sporting’s decision to call off this weekend’s game.

Sporting claim they are unable to field a side for the West Midlands Premier Division clash after the departure of manager Wayne Spicer.

However, that explanation cuts little ice with Shawbury boss Declan Allen, who is frustrated his side cannot build on their first back-to-back wins of the season.

Allen said: “We are unsure what will happen but the club have got 39 players registered so you would think the fixture should be able to go ahead.

“We think we should get the three points and our secretary will be making that point to the league – however, there has been a precedent set over the last couple of years where that hasn’t happened.

“That precedent would suggest the game would be replayed later in the season but it halts the momentum that we had after two wins going into games against teams in and around us.”

Shawbury were made to work hard for last Saturday’s 1-0 derby win over bottom side Wem, with Tom Hughes claiming their goal amid a scramble in the six-yard box early in the second half.

Allen added: “We were comfortable for the majority of the game and dominated possession for large periods. It was a decent performance but lacked a cutting edge.”

In Division Two, meanwhile, a Dean Richards goal earned Church Stretton a 1-1 draw at AFC Bentley.