KINGSTONE Rovers hope to return to the Herefordshire Premier next season with a bigger squad after withdrawing from the league with just two weeks remaining.

Rovers made the decision to withdraw from the league 'with immediate' effect after being forced to postpone Saturday's home game against Tenbury United.

Kingstone had six games to complete in 14 days and have already been deducted points for non fulfilment of their game against Fownhope in November.

Manager Nick Panniers was disappointed to have to withdraw the side after a successful season in the Herefordshire Premier while also reaching the County Challenge Cup and Charity Bowl semi-finals.

"It has been a struggle since Christmas as a lot of our players are self-employed," said Panniers.

"We were going to struggle to fulfill the games we had remaining as we would really struggle to get the sides out.

"It is disappointing especially after beating Wellington Reserves in the last couple of games and having a right go at Clee Hill so we have held our own in the league.

"We are looking to run again next year and are hoping to stay in the same league as we have shown that we are competitive.

"If we just had a couple of games left we could have rode it out but to play six games in two weeks was going to be impossible.

"We have had to call so many games off because of our squad size and we can't blame anybody else.

"We tried to get through the season with a small squad of good players and we're hoping to build a bigger squad to compete at the top end of the league next season."