Easington are facing a big fine and a points deduction after they called off Saturday's second division game at Gillford Park.

The club have lost several players since manager Andy Colledge resigned on Wednesday night, and with nine more players injured, then they're unable to raise an 11 man team.

Chairman Steve Saiger said: "We can get seven or eight players there, but the last thing we want to do is embarrass the league by getting hammered.

"There's genuine reasons why we can't play. We only had 48 hours to sort a team out after the manager left, and several players loyal to him have gone also. Hopefully, we'll have a new manager and new players in time for next Saturday's game."

The league has confirmed that Easington will face a charge of failing to fulfil a fixture, and could be fined £500 and have three points deducted.