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At its Board Meeting on Friday, The National League decided to use its best endeavours to keep its season going in the face of unprecedented adversity

However, with the current coronavirus (COVID-19) reaching global pandemic levels it has to accept that the situation is now out of its own control.

In the knowledge of the government measures now announced including not to support sporting events with emergency services workers it is clearly not practical for its fixtures to be fulfilled in the immediate future.

In those circumstances and in line with The Football Association and the Professional Game, at a Board Meeting today, The National League has decided that its competition is now suspended until at least 3rd April 2020.

The National League will continue to monitor the situation, but trusts that its loyal clubs, fans, players, officials, staff, volunteers and sponsors will accept that it has had no other choice but to reach this decision.

It wishes everybody connected with the competition and indeed the whole country a safe passage through these turbulent times.



Kevin Wilkin takes his team to Alfreton Town on Saturday as the race at the top of National League North hots up.


Blyth Spartans are the visitors to St James Park on Saturday as the National League North season nears its climax with eight teams realistically in close contention for the top seven spots although a team from outside those top eight places could yet make a late surge.


Boston United are the visitors to St James Park on Tuesday evening in a re-scheduled National League North fixture.