THE team due to face Warrington Rylands in the last 16 of the FA Vase have been sensationally thrown out of the competition.

North Ferriby have been found by the FA to have fielded an ineligible player during their fourth round win on Saturday.

As a result, West Auckland Town - the team who lost 4-0 to the Villagers in the game in question - have been reinstated and will now travel to face Blues at Gorsey Lane on Saturday, kick off 3pm.

The FA determined that Niall Tilsley was ineligible to play for North Ferriby due to a yellow card issued in December that was not recorded.

In a letter of mitigation for the club, East Riding County FA CEO Adam Lowthorpe advised: "North Ferriby FC made a detailed effort to clarify the eligibility of their players prior to a fixture in an open and transparent fashion and following these discussions, established their player was eligible to play.

"They should not be punished due to a human error within a County FA compounded by a dated process for handling discipline in comparison to other areas of the game.

"At the point of the fixture, there were no outstanding suspensions showing on Whole Game System and the club had specifically asked the Football Association to clarify the eligibility of its players."