NANTWICH Town midfielder Adam Beasley is banned for the second game running despite already serving a one-match suspension.
The influential Beasley missed the 5-0 win over Formby last week, but because the game was halted in the 83rd minute due to fog, league officials say he did not miss a full 90 minutes.
A League Management Committee meeting ruled the result should stand despite being stopped but Beasley will miss the visit of Bacup Borough on Saturday because of it.
Dabbers boss Steve Davis said: 'I'm not sure how the league has come to that decision because the final result stood. We're going to be without him for another game now but we won't appeal against the decision.'
The weekend's game against Atherton Collieries was cancelled due to a waterlogged pitch, but it gave the Dabbers a welcome break with a clutch of big games approaching, including FC United a week on Saturday (February 24).
Davis said: 'The team will be working hard in training tomorrow (Thursday) for the Bacup game. We don't know an awful lot about them because we haven't played them yet this season.
'We need to be aware of them though and I'm sure they are capable of winning games on their day. But as Formby found out, we can beat anyone in the division.'
A third-place finish is the minimum the club is aiming for come the end of the season. Davis said: 'I am pleased with our performances and I think we're playing close to our best. We've just got to believe in ourselves.
'I've looked at the fixtures and most of the top six have still got to play each other so we've just got to have the confidence to win games. Along with the form of our strikers, that'll be the key factor.'
Meanwhile, Danny Griggs has been recalled into the England Futsal squad. Griggs was due to tour Poland with the squad last autumn but, on the eve of his departure, discovered that he was suffering from a double hernia.
The Crewe-based winger received a letter from the FA confirming the invitation to join the squad at a get together on Sunday, February 25.
He said: 'To be honest, following the injury, I didn't expect to be recalled. I'm not sure as to whether they have been watching me or not since my return to playing but, whatever the reason, I am over the moon and am very excited at trying to secure a place in the squad for the next tournament because I really did believe my chance had gone.'
* Nantwich Town are holding player development sessions at Malbank School's indoor facility during this week's school holidays, and particularly want to recruit new players for their U10 and U12 sides.
The dates are: Today (Wednesday), U10s (10am-12.30pm); Tomorrow, U11s (10am-noon, noon-2pm); Friday, U12 (10am-12.30pm). Call Steve Davis on 07984 089189 for details.