THE big kick-off has been postponed for Llandyrnog United.

Due to an ongoing saga with Bangor City, the Football Association of Wales has suspended action for a trio of clubs.

They are Bangor, Holywell Town and Llandyrnog United, with the latter due to start their season this Saturday.

The officers committee of the Football Association of Wales met on Monday and they were provided with an update of timescales in relation to the arbitration hearing of Bangor City Football Club versus the FAW.

An FAW statement said: "Using its plenary powers to make emergency decisions... the committee have implemented FAW Rule 35 against three clubs, Bangor City, Holywell Town and Llandyrnog with immediate effect and up to a maximum of seven calendar days after the judgement of the arbitration hearing, in order to protect the sporting integrity of the competitions that these three clubs are scheduled to participate in.

"The FAW can also confirm that the date for the arbitration hearing of Bangor City versus the FAW has been set as Friday, August 16."

A Llandyrnog United statement said: "With the disappointing and frustrating news we have learned of... it appears we have had our season and league start date suspended until the outcome of Bangor FC's hearing.

"This news has come as a real shock especially only five days before the start of the season and for us to be dragged into someone else's mess through no fault of our own is frustrating to say the least.

"After hearing we have been successful in obtaining planning permission on our potential new ground last week, we as a club felt we were heading in the right direction and with a new manager and management team in place and rebuilding a squad over the last few months, we have been quietly going about our business, but last night's news has thrown a real spanner in the works.

"Where we go from here we don't yet know, with no correspondence from the FAW leading us to find out on social media it appears our fate is in their hands."