Shaw Lane AFC's application to be renamed AFC Barnsley for next season is set to be denied by the FA.

The Ducks will still be called Shaw Lane AFC next season despite moving away from that ground almost a year ago and signing a ten-year lease with Athersley Rec at Sheerien Park.

Barnsley FC objected to the namechange. Shaw Lane owner Craig Wood said: "The FA's membership committee has recommended that our application to become AFC Barnsley be denied as the name could cause confusion with Barnsley FC. I don't know where we go from here if we cannot have Barnsley in our club's name."

There was good news for the Ducks last night as they won 3-2 at home to Barwell to keep their hopes of the Evo-Stik Premier Division play-offs alive. Alex Byrne, Godwin Abadaki and Chib Chilaka scored for Shaw Lane who are now sixth, one place and one point outside the play-offs. They are at home to mid-table Matlock in their final game tomorrow knowing that they need to win and hope that either fifth-placed Farsley Celtic or four-placed Grantham Town drop points.