Fears non-league football competitions may be forced to end again
Non-league football is in total chaos and even at this stage of the season there is a grave danger of all countrywide competitions being completely shut down.
Following the Tory Government's decision to implement a lockdown last night (Monday) non-elite clubs throughout the length and breadth of the UK, including Northern Premier League outfit Prescot Cables and NWCL members, St Helens Town and Pilkington FC, face an uncertain future.
At the moment non-league competitions have been suspended until at least next month but there are many clubs who already fear the 2020/21 season is at an end - just like the 2019/20 campaign.
A FA statement said: ''It is extremely important that clubs, players, coaches, match officials, league officials, volunteers, parents, carers and facility providers adhere to the Government’s new national COVID-19 lockdown restrictions and we implore everyone to follow them.
''Dialogue will continue with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and & Sport, leagues, competitions and County Football Associations and we will provide further updates when relevant.
''We would also like to thank the football community once again for its hard work, resilience and understanding during such an incredibly challenging period for both the game and wider society.''