Date: 22-04-20They thought it might be all over. It is now.

22-04-20 - News - They thought it might be all over. It is now

Following weeks of waiting to see what happens to the 2019-20 season after the country went into lockdown on March 23rd, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we now finally have an answer from the National League.

Announcement here

Never ones to rush into things they have now announced, just minutes ago and weeks after everyone else, that all remaining games are to be cancelled but still no answer to what will happen to the teams well placed for promotion and relegation.

Within days of the lockdown starting the clubs from below the Harriers in the pyramid said that they would be calling their season off without any promotion or relegation taking place meaning that teams like Vauxhall and Jersey Bulls with a massive points advantage at the top of their leagues will have found their efforts to be in vain.

In our division, the National North, both York City and Kings Lynn Town have been fighting it out at the top all season and at the bottom it looks odds on that Bradford (PA) and Blyth Spartans fate had been sealed weeks ago but now the top two could have it all to do again while the bottom two will be rejoicing at the possible second chance given to them. It all depends on the next statement to come out. 

As for us we’ll stay safely ensconced in mid-table and can now start to rebuild for next season (if that actually gets underway in August). Our games at Leamington, Gloucester City, Chester FC and the final day game at Alfreton Town that should have taken place next Saturday are now void as are the home games against AFC Telford Utd, Guiseley AFC, Bradford, Kettering Town and Curzon Ashton.

To be honest most fans thought that it was daft to carry on with all the risks involved and all will be glad that at least now we are someway to knowing what will happen and we can get on with enjoying the summer in front of the TV and in our back gardens.