Barnsley FC Supporters' Trust is 'extremely disappointed' with the way the club's FA Cup game with non-league Horsham at Oakwell was moved to next Friday.
Barnsley were asked by the police to move the game to either Friday or Sunday due to the number of South Yorkshire sides scheduled to play at home on Bonfire weekend, and the Reds’ women are due to play on the main pitch on Sunday.
Eventually the FA decided the game would be played on Friday, with the trust ‘extremely disappointed that this game appears to have been moved in the manner it was, and the fact that supporters were not consulted, or more importantly kept informed, before the decision was made and publicised.’
The statement continued: "The FA, SYP and all the relevant football clubs should have seen possible problems with playing these games over what was obviously going to be a busy Bonfire weekend, and planned appropriately for the challenge on resources.
"We stand with our fellow supporters at Horsham and record our disgust at how they have been treated for one of the biggest games in their history.
"Their players, club employees, and supporters, should have been afforded the opportunity to play, watch and enjoy, their FA Cup first round game at a far more convenient date and time.
"Again, as happens all too often, it would appear Supporters travelling to the game were not considered at all."