Hayes & Yeading United are appealing to the Football Association and the Football Conference for a reprieve following their relegation.
It looked as though the club will be playing step three football next season but Phil Babb’s side have since made moves to try and save themselves from the drop.
Vauxhall Motors tendered their resignation from the Conference North last March, thus freeing up an extra space at step two for next season.
As it stands, Oxford City are set to benefit and would remain in the division despite finishing third-from-bottom on 37 points.
Hayes & Yeading, who also play at step two and finished third-from-bottom in the Conference South, believe that they should be the ones spared.
United ended the campaign on 45 points, eight more than City, and the club reckons that superior points total should see them safe.
A Hayes & Yeading spokesman told the Gazette: "The club can confirm that it has made representations to both the Football Association and the Football Conference regarding the application of the regulations for the operation of the non-league system in respect of relegations from step two for season 2013/14.
“At this time we will be making no further comment."
The Football Conference made their position clear as early as April, insisting that if Vauxhall Motors finished outside the dropzone, they would take place of an otherwise relegated club.
Dennis Strudwick, general manager for the Football Conference, said: “The team with the highest number of points should be saved, but only where the a vacancy has been created after the end of the season.
“The vacancy was created once Vauxhall Motors opted to take relegation and resign from the league, which was in March. This is an FA decision, not ours, and the FA regulations for the National League System have been applied.”
Rule 5.4 (i) of the regulations for the operation of the National League System, published by the FA, states: “Where a vacancy occurs in a particular division prior to the end of a playing season, the club creating the vacancy is taken to be the club in the bottom position in that division.”