Kendal Town have confirmed that the club have been removed from The FA Trophy.

The Mintcakes had defeated Brighouse Town in the second qualifying round of the competition.

A Emil Jaaskelainen goal was enough to see Kendal move into the next round after their win at Parkside Road, where they would have face Buxton at home.

However, an FA National Game Competitions Sub-Committee found that the club had violated the competition’s rules.

The sub-committee stated that The Mintcakes breached FA Trophy Rule 15.

They then confirmed that two Kendal players had not been registered ‘in accordance with the rules,’ during the 1-0 win against Brighouse.

As a result of this, Brighouse were reinstated into the competition after Kendal’s removal.

Brighouse played Buxton in the third qualifying round of The FA Trophy on 31st October and were defeated 2-0.

Kendal Town said in a statement the two players are on loan at Kendal Town - but it did not identify who they were.

The club said it had registered a complaint with The FA for the way in which “they have dealt with this matter and their tight deadline and costs for an appeal.”

The club are now awaiting a response from The FA.

The statement read: "We can confirm that the FA have removed the club from the Buildbase FA Trophy competition due to late registration of 2 players for the match against Brighouse, who are currently on loan to us.

"The club has registered a complaint with the FA for the way in which they have dealt with this matter and their tight deadline and costs for an appeal.

"The club has no further comment at this time until the FA have an opportunity to respond to the concerns the club has brought to their attention."

Meanwhile, the club’s season has been put on standby following last Saturday’s announcement from the Government.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a four-week lockdown starting from today until December 2.

As a result, non-elite sports have been ordered to stop.

The FA confirmed that steps three to six of the National League System will suspend its fixtures and training.

With The Mintcakes participating in the Northern Premier League, which is in step four, the club will be waiting until at least December for their next match.