STOURBRIDGE boss Gary Hackett says he'll be glad when his focus can return to football following the club's play-off fiasco this week.

The Glassboys have now had their clash with Alvechurch rearranged for Monday (May 6).

The game had been due to take place on Wednesday night but was postponed less than 12 hours before kick-off by the Southern League.

Officials decided the game would have to be postponed due to the second semi-final between King's Lynn and Stratford previously being called off. That game was put on hold due to an FA enquiry into Stratford Town allegedly fielding an ineligible players this season.

The league believed it would be in the interest of fairness that both games take place at the same time.

However, that postponement threw up more issues for the clubs involved, especially with the Glassboys only able to play at the War Memorial Ground on certain days due to sharing the facility with the town's cricket club.

It was then confirmed that the game would take place on Thursday before the league decided it has to be played on Monday.

Hackett said: "It's shambolic and unprecedented.

"I've never known anything like it and if it was in Roy of the Rovers you still wouldn't believe it.

"I've been sending constant message to players and you have to wonder how this can happen.

"It's a crazy situation that's not just about the team but about everyone and everything else at the club - the bar staff, the food, the programme, everything.

"Sometimes people need to make tough decisions but it seems that the league have made none.

"The one thing we couldn't do is play on a Friday but after 46 games we have earned the right to play at home.

"We can't do anymore than we have. We have players that are bank managers, teachers, fitness instructors and people who work shifts and everyone has been treated poorly."

Despite the uncertainly, the boss has no doubt's his players will take it in their stride once the football starts.

He added: "Once the game does go ahead it won't be a problem for the players, it was more the people behind the scenes.

"Their focus hasn't changed and it'll be good to just get back on football, unlike the last few days."