SWANAGE Town & Herston remain in limbo after their appeal over a 12-point Dorset Premier League deduction was postponed last week.

With snow bringing chaos to the area on Thursday, the hearing was delayed by Dorset County Football Association officials. At the time of writing, a new date had not been set.

Swans were handed the penalty for playing midfielder Nat Scott without international clearance in the opening eight games of the campaign.

The club was subsequently hit with the points sanction and a £50 fine, electing to appeal the severity of the punishment.

If upheld, the penalty would be a significant body blow to the promotion hopes of Tim Brown’s side.

Brown has further strengthened his squad with the captures of Andy Bartlett and Eliot Parslow on dual registration forms from Dorchester Town.

Swans had been due to make the trip to Mere Town on Saturday. But due to cold weather wiping out last weekend’s schedule, DPL officials have altered fixtures for most sides with Swans now entertaining Dorchester Sports (3pm).

Elsewhere in the division, basement-dwellers Wareham Rangers travel to fellow strugglers Blandford United while in Dorset Senior League, table-toppers Corfe Castle travel to Wincanton Town reserves (both 2pm).