Barrow AFC has joined other football clubs across the country in calling out the FA over its controversial cup replay decision.

On Thursday, it was announced that the FA Cup would no longer have replays from the First Round onwards.

In a statement, AFC described how it was 'extremely disappointed' with the changes, which they believed has been done to 'appease the small percentage of teams at the top of our football pyramid'.

They added: "Like many clubs around this level, Barrow has had some special FA Cup replays over the years, which have given the club and our fans unforgettable memories that will stay with them for a lifetime.

"So, for nights like these to be ripped away from us and hundreds of other clubs is simply unacceptable.

"For the EFL clubs to not even be consulted about this change is simply unforgivable and we stand with many other clubs in condemning the changes made to the oldest competition in world football."

The club explained that it would be calling on the FA to stall the decision until all stakeholders were consulted with.

Following the backlash, a statement from the FA confirmed that they were listening to the 'concerns', but that the approval process had been discussed with the Premier League and EFL for 'well over a year'.

They commented: "Removing Emirates FA Cup replays was discussed in the early meetings and all parties accepted that they could not continue.

"We understand the concerns expressed over the last 24 hours, and we will be sharing more details with clubs very shortly to explain the additional revenue opportunities in the early rounds."