Shoreham FC have been forced to call of their Sussex County League match with Lingfield because of a travellers invasion at the seaside club's ground.
A large contingent of around 50 caravans set up camp outside Shoreham's ground on Thursday prompting the club to notify the Sussex County Football League in a bid to address the situation.
Tim Loughton, the MP for the Sussex constituency of East Worthing & Shoreham, has also intervened to help move the travellers on so that fixtures can be fulfilled.
Shoreham's Twitter account stated the club was "very angry and nervous/worried" and admitted they were powerless to clear the travellers.
Former Premier League footballer Jamie Lawrence, who joined Lingfield this month, tweeted his bemusement at the situation.
This is the current view from the clubhouse pic.twitter.com/OnqEWD6tdZ— Shoreham FC (@ShorehamFC) August 22, 2013
Shoreham's fixture with Hassocks on Tuesday is also off.
All my years playing football and this postponement I've never had . Travellers take over pitch .— jamie lawrence (@1jamielawrence7) August 23, 2013