CEFN DRUIDS' opening day game at Haverfordwest was called off just hours before kick off - leaving the Wrexham-based club fuming.

The fixture was one of six top-tier matches set to start the Welsh domestic season on Saturday, but the Football Association of Wales confirmed just hours before kick-off that the game had been postponed.

The decision was taken because Druids failed to complete the necessary ‘Safer Return to Play Protocol’ questionnaire 14 days before the fixture.

Druids – who “have been reminded of their duties and obligations to the JD Cymru Premier and the safe return of football in Wales” – said they were “appalled” by the league’s comments on the matter.

“In the early hours of Saturday morning, The JD Cymru Premier advised us that they were postponing the fixture over a breach of the ‘Safer Return to Play Protocol’,” said a statement on the Druids website.

“We are appalled at the comments in the public domain by the League and will address them accordingly.”

Haverfordwest expressed disappointment over the postponement of the fixture and said they had followed “every single FAW regulation and protocol to the letter”.

A club statement said: “The club are extremely disappointed to learn of the postponement of today’s match versus Cefn Druids.

“We would like to make it clear that our club has followed every single FAW regulation and protocol to the letter.

“Since the resumption of training, we ensured that all rules within the Return to Play guidelines were followed during their respective phases, all players and staff have completed benchmark Covid-19 questionnaires, and we have spent the previous few weeks guaranteeing that The Bridge Meadow Stadium is a safe environment for football to resume, as per FAW guidelines.

“At all our pre-season games, we ensured that they were correctly sanctioned, and once again, all protocols were followed.”

An FAW statement said: “The primary aim of the ‘Safer Return to Play Protocol’ guidelines is to protect the health and safety of all persons involved in Cymru Premier fixtures.

“They must be followed to ensure that matches can take place safely during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic."