BANGOR City’s Nathaniel MG Cup clash at Conwy Borough has been postponed amid their ongoing appeal hearing and additional charge issued by the Football Association of Wales.

The Citizens are awaiting a verdict to the charge relating to them allegedly fielding an ineligible player in their clash against Prestatyn Town in the Huws Gray Alliance last season, and any further point deduction would see them demoted to the third tier.

This would be the second time this off-season that the club has been threatened with Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One football, with an original 42-point deduction halved on appeal that saw them stay up on goal difference.

Despite this ruling, City officials are still fighting this particular charge and have taken it to an independent arbitrational panel, with a formal date not yet been set.

The Chronicle understands that the FAW are forming plans to suspend all four clubs that would be affected by the decision until a formal outcome has been reached, with City and Holywell Town being two of the clubs affected.

An FAW statement, read: “Bangor City Football Club have lodged an appeal to the Football Association of Wales in relation to the decisions of an FAW Appeals Panel, that sat on June 24.

“As a result, the case will now be heard by an Independent Arbitration Panel at a date yet to be decided.

“In accordance with FAW Rules, Bangor City have appealed against the decisions detailed above to an Independent Arbitration Panel.

“Bangor City Football Club have been charged with the Disciplinary Offence as set out under FAW Rule 38.1.2 for the alleged breach of Huws Gray Alliance League Rule 7, in that on 22 March 2019 the Club allegedly played ‘Player A’ in the Huws Gray Alliance League match between Prestatyn Town and Bangor City whilst ineligible.”

It has been another turbulent summer at the VSM Stadium, with the club also serving a transfer embargo that prevents them from signing players to professional contracts until the January transfer window.

There has been wholesale changes to the squad with a mixture of domestic and European players agreeing to join manager/chairman Stephen Vaughan Jr despite the continued uncertainty on which league they will actually be playing in.

A large section of their fan base have formed Clwb Pel Droed Bangor 1876, who have been placed in the Gwynedd League and have secured a host of high-profile signings and fixtures throughout the summer.

A Bangor City spokesman, added: “Bangor City Football Club is disappointed to confirm that its Nathaniel MG Cup first round tie this weekend has been postponed until further notice.

“The club had been set to meet Conwy Borough away on Saturday, but the Football Association of Wales notified the Citizens at 9:03pm on Monday that the game would not take place as planned.

“Mr Andrew Howard, from the FAW, said that this is due to the Arbitration hearing between the club and the Football Association of Wales not being concluded this week.

“No further comment will be made at this stage.”