Double blank angers Nelson

Lowestoft and Yarmouth were left high and dry for the second weekend running as opponents Upminster pulled out of their scheduled visit in the fourth round of the London and SE Senior Vase.

Head coach Scott Nelson was less than impressed when the Essex side contacted him during the week to say they would not be able to fulfil the fixture because of a shortage of front row forwards.

'I asked why they couldn't call up players from their other teams and was told they had a busy weekend.

'To me that's just not good enough and doesn't do the image of the game any good at all. It affects us off the pitch as well because we have lunches before games and sponsors aren't impressed when this sort of thing happens.

'If you enter competitions you should play the games, it's as simple as that.'

What made the call-off all the more frustrating was that scheduled opponents Newmarket had pulled out of their league game at home to L&Y the previous week.

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