Taunton Town have forfeited their Southern League Cup tie at Frome Town tonight (Wednesday) due to being unable to raise a team.

The Peacocks were planning to play a development side against their fellow Somerset outfit, but a lack of available players has led to the match being cancelled and Frome advancing to the next round.

The cancellation comes just days after Town were labelled the 'Manchester City of our world' by AFC Totton boss Louis Langdown after Taunton's 4-0 win on Saturday, in which they named a full squad of 16.

Town boss Leigh Robinson said: "It's unfortunate that we had to pull out of tonight but completely unavoidable.

"We have numerous first team players either ill, injured or working away.

"In addition, many of the development players that we used in previous rounds aren't available due to similar issues.

"With the game being on a Wednesday and not a Tuesday, we can't use players from the local colleges as per previous rounds as they have Wednesday afternoon matches.

"I refuse to put out a side lacking in numbers which could make the game a farce and subsequently risk the fitness of our few remaining first team players in more important games to come."

Frome were not best pleased with the decision, and wrote on Twitter: "not impressed with 4 hours spent on pitch this morning, programmes produced, staff and catering booked - what can you do?"

Taunton are back in action on Saturday at home to Shortwood United (3pm).