ANGRY Alvechurch boss Ian long has called for heads to roll following the fourth rescheduling of their of their Southern League Central Premier play-off saga with Stourbridge.

The match will now take place this Saturday afternoon (May 4) at Alvechurch's Lye Meadow ground (3pm) after the FA stepped in and ordered both semi-finals to take place at the same time.

That was after the game had been altered for the third time to take place at Stourbridge on Bank Holiday Monday.

Long branded the Southern League's handling of the whole affair as 'a complete joke' and added: "Someone needs to put their head on the line because we've been messed about that much.

New date for much moved fixture

"It's been an absolute debacle and it's got to the point where I wouldn't be surprised at all if the game got moved again.

"As a result, I don't envisage that we'll get a very big crowd at tomorrow's game because of the late notice. People will have planned their Bank Holiday weekend.

"The whole episode has completely taken the gloss off the game and it has become a chore rather than something to look forward too.

"That's a shame because this game is something that all players, supporters and especially the volunteers of each club have worked towards throughout the season, but instead it has been tainted because of the stupidity of the Southern League.

"What they should have done is to have played the two semi-finals between ourselves and Stourbridge and the game with Kings Lynn and Stratford Town on the Wednesday.

"Then if Stratford had won, but were then found guilty of fielding an ineligible player, they should have booted Stratford out and reinstated Kings Lynn.

"The difficulty is that we haven't been able to prepare properly for tomorrow's game, which is something I always take very seriously.

"But I'm not one to offer excuses either. We've known all along who the opposition was going to be - that's not changed and we just have to focus on what is ahead of us."