Northern Premier League outlines intention to cancel season

The Northern Premier League has outlined its intention to cancel the season.

A statement issued on Tuesday night read: "The NPL, Isthmian and Southern Leagues have made the FA of their wish to terminate the 2019/20 season, although any such decision has to be ratified by FA council,” 

“While this process is on-going, competition issues can then be decided, together with the implications for promotion and relegation.”

If the season is be finalised using the points-per-game method, our sides - Ashton United, Stalybridge Celtic, Hyde United Mossley, Droylsden and Glossop North End - won't be affected.

The league, via the Alliance, is lobbying the government, the Premier League and others for additional financial assistance. A recent survey amongst NPL clubs estimated the impact of Covid-19 on those clubs to be over £3.25m

Picture by Steve Dyson

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