FALMOUTH Town's proposed Walter C Parson League Cup semi-final date has been put back.

The South West Peninsula League had announced a provisional date of Wednesday, August 19 for Town's semi-final last week, but after further discussions with the five competing clubs, this has been put back to either the Friday, August 21 or Saturday, August 22.

Which of the two dates is to be used will depend on the outcome of the one remaining quarter-final between Bovey Tracey and Mousehole, which has been re-scheduled for Saturday, August 15.

Should Mousehole win, then Town will face the Seagulls on the Friday at Helston Athletic's Kellaway Park. If Bovey Tracey win, then Town will take on the Devon side on the Saturday at Bodmin Town's Priory Park.

The originally proposed provisional date for the final remains at Saturday, August 29 and will be played at Liskeard Athletic's Lux Park.

The other semi-final between Elmore and Millbrook will be played on Wednesday, August 19 at Ivybridge Town.

Watch: Falmouth Town beat St Blazey 3-2 in quarter-final in March

The SWPL indicated that the reason for moving the provisional dates is to allow clubs to possibly play friendlies beforehand, with the league's thinking also that the later they are scheduled the more chance they have of being played, and in front of spectators.

If games cannot be confirmed as being able to be played - or able to be played in front of supporters - seven clear days before the competition is due to restart, the whole schedule will be moved if another pre-season period is announced by the FA by that date, which in this case is Friday, August 7.

If there is no clear date for restarting matches by this point, then the tournament will be cancelled by the board if the situation.

The SWPL also confirmed a relaxation of eligibility rules for the final tournament matches, with clubs permitted to select for games any player registered with them at the start of the playing season (July 1) irrespective of player's status or normal eligibility criteria for playing in the latter rounds of the cup.

This means that any players that would have been originally cup-tied or would not have played enough matches earlier in the season to be eligible to play can now play.

For Town, this means that striker TJ Walter, who was cup-tied for their quarter-final victory over St Blazey back in March after featuring for former club Wendron United in the first round, can now play in the semi-final.

It also allows fellow striker Rob Wearne to play, despite the forward only making one substitute appearance during the 2019/20 season after returning from a knee ligament injury.

Clubs can register and nominate up to three new players by Friday, August 7 to play in the competition, but these must be pre-approved by the league and exclude players who normally ply their trade at a higher step.

Town beat St Blazey 3-2 to reach the semi-finals in their final match before the suspension of all sport amid the coronavirus outbreak in March.

The league season was declared null and void on March 26 but cup competitions has not been cancelled, with most cups at the latter stages.

Next season's League Cup is unlikely to be played in its standard format, with the South West Peninsula League currently favouring a mini tournament in May 2021 between the top two or four sides in each of its two divisions.

There is no update on whether the 2019/20 Cornwall Charity Cup, in which Town and Helston had both reached the semi-finals, will be completed.

Proposed revised schedule of matches:

Saturday, August 15: Bovey Tracey v Mousehole

Wednesday, August 19: Elmore v Millbrook (at Ivybridge)

Friday, August 21: Mousehole v Falmouth Town (at Helston) OR Saturday, August 22: Bovey Tracey v Falmouth Town (at Bodmin)

Saturday, August 29: Final at Liskeard Athletic