CHAIRMAN Paul Loader moved to quell the anger over Saturday’s controversial last-ditch postponement that left Pershore Town kicking their heels.

The West Midlands (Regional) League Premier Division strugglers had been due to host Black Country Rangers only for the opponents to pull out on Friday night.

Rangers sit sixth in the table but have shipped seven goals in each of their past two matches which have seen dual-registered players pulled in, including Riley Keasey and Jamal Lawrence from Worcester City.

Pershore’s Twitter feed questioned whether there would be “no recompense for all the costs we incur and loss of revenue. This is not force majeure. It can’t be right?” but Loader made the case for a more measured approach.

“We did not find out until Friday and we had to stand everyone down,” said Loader.

“We had wasted a bit of money getting everything prepared, the pitch marked out and the rest of it.

“It was not a lot in the end so we haven’t gone to the league for recompense, it was not worth falling out with the opposition over.

“It was disappointing that it happened so late in the day but these things happen, we think it was down to the fact they could not field a team but we don’t know the reasons for that.”

Town, second bottom and three points from safety, travel to 10th-placed AFC Bridgnorth on Saturday (3pm).