Didcot Town have launched an appeal after the FA ‘made a mistake’ and placed them in the ‘wrong’ division.
Following a major restructuring of steps three and four of the non-league system, the Railwaymen have been placed in the Evo-Stik South West division, the league in which they finished in the play-offs in the season just gone.
As part of the overhaul, fellow Oxfordshire sides Kidlington and North Leigh have been shifted to the East division to join Thame United.
However, much to Diddy’s frustration, they have been left behind while Gloucestershire-based Cinderford Town remain in the East division.
A statement from Didcot Town read: “After the announcement of the 2018/19 league constitution, we can confirm that Didcot Town FC have appealed the decision to remain in the West division.
“After reviewing the league setup for next season, it’s clear that ourselves and Cinderford have been placed in the wrong leagues and the easy resolution is to swap both clubs which would reduce significant mileage for the two clubs.
“The FA have confirmed receipt of the appeal and we await to hear their response.”
Cinderford have not officially commented but poked fun at the FA’s decision by retweeting comments on Twitter.
Meanwhile, Banbury United will play in the south section of the new-look Premier Division.
The structure of the Hellenic Premier League, step five, has not been confirmed.
The ninth tier of English football includes Wantage Town, Abingdon United, Oxford City Nomads and, for next season, Ardley United.