WESTBURY United have been ordered to replay their FA Vase preliminary round tie with Dorset side Christchurch after confusion over substitution rules in last month's victory at Meadow Lane.

United thought they had progressed to the first round proper after a 5-2 extra-time triumph on September 23 but have now been ordered to travel to their opponents for a replay in the week beginning October 9.

Westbury, bossed by Neil and Joe Kirkpatrick, are already waiting the outcome of a Toolstation League review into their match at Chard Town last month which was abandoned with minutes left and United losing 4-2, having already expressed the hope that the match will be replayed.

However, the latest mix-up came because the Wiltshire side fielded a fourth substitute in extra time of their victory over Christchurch, despite claiming they asked for clarification over whether they could do several times from the match officials.

The Football Association announced in the summer of 2016 that it would permit an extra substitute in the latter stages of the FA Cup, but only from the quarter-final stages onwards.

A Westbury club statement said: "The reason for the replay is that during extra time we fielded a fourth substitute after the match officials advised us that we could do so.

"This was queried on three occasions (by the club's management) and each time they were told it was okay by the officials as they had no intention of putting on a fourth substitute until the linesman mentioned it.

"Christchurch raised this matter with the FA and at a disciplinary hearing they have ordered a replay.

"Whilst we are bitterly disappointed with this decision, we accept the FA's conclusion and will make the long midweek journey to Christchurch and play again for the right to host US Portsmouth in the next round.''