Marlow has been kicked out of the Bucks & Berks Senior Cup and a tie awarded to Slough Town in a row over an ineligible player.

Marlow won 1-0 in the game on March 26 to reach the final against Reading U23s, but Slough joint-manager Jon Underwood lodged an appeal over Marlow using two ineligible players.

Bucks & Berks FA confirmed in a statement that a Football Operations Disciplinary Committee concluded Marlow FC was found to be in breach of eligibility rules and, in accordance with competition rules, has been removed from the competition.

Slough Town will now take on Reading in the final, pending an appeal.

Bucks & Berks wrote: “Under competition rules, protests must be submitted within three days of the match or the occurrence to which they refer.

“Berks & Bucks FA can confirm that no other formal protests in relation to alleged breaches of eligibility rules have been received in this season's competition.

“As a result, and pending an appeal, Slough Town FC have been reinstated into the competition and will face Reading FC in the final.”

Marlow FC manager Mark Bartley tweeted to confirm Marlow was no longer in the competition, adding: “My major problem with it is that the Berks Bucks FA also acknowledge that both of the teams now in the final have also fielded ineligible players but have decided to punish only us.

“Slough played Mathew Stevens contracted to an EFL club, which breaks the rules.”