Skegness United booked their place in the semi-finals of the S. Betteridge (Paving Contractor)Tim Sales Memorial Trophy - without even kicking a ball.
United were due to host in-form Ludford Rovers on Saturday.
But on Thursday night they received a call letting them know the opposition would not be able to raise a side for the quarter-final clash.
Skegness were awarded a home walkover.
United will spend Christmas on top of the Philip Jackson Division Two of the East Lincs Football Combination.
They sit six points clear of second-placed North Thoresby and have played one game fewer.