Brentford’s match against Bolton Wanderers has been cancelled – with the Bees handed a 1-0 victory by the EFL.

The Bees had been set to go head-to-head with already-relegated Wanderers last weekend, only for a dispute over wages at the north west club eventually leading to the Wanderers players refusing to play.

After an intervention from the EFL, the rescheduled game was due to take place on Tuesday evening – but the dispute continued, placing the fixture into serious doubt.

And on Friday, an official statement from the EFL confirmed that the fixture had been scrapped, with Bolton found guilty of ‘misconduct’.

The statement read: “Following the decision taken by Bolton Wanderers’ Safety Advisory Group (SAG) to issue a Prohibition Notice preventing Tuesday’s rearranged Sky Bet Championship fixture with Brentford from taking place, the EFL will not be asking that the game is played at a future date.

“There is no provision under EFL Regulations to direct clubs to play at a later date than four days past the conclusion of the season and, as a result, it has been determined that Brentford will be awarded the three points on the basis of a 1-0 victory.

“As a consequence, Bolton Wanderers is now deemed to be guilty of misconduct by the EFL which will result in disciplinary proceedings against the Club being taken at an appropriate time.

“The decision to award the victory to Brentford is taken under Regulation 33.2 and is independent of the proceedings referred to above.”

The 1-0 victory takes Brentford up to 12th in the table ahead of their season finale away to Preston North End on Sunday.