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English non-Leagues suspended indefinitely

The Vanarama National League, National League North and National League South, featuring several Bermudians, were suspended indefinitely yesterday because of the Covid-19 crisis.

Bermuda players competing at the National League levels include Justin Donawa at Darlington, Dale Eve at Spennymoor Town, and Milan Butterfield and Knory Scott at Kidderminster Harriers.

Discussions have continued since the National League Board called a halt to its seasons on March 16, having controversially played a day after the Premier League and English Football League postponed their campaigns because of Covid-19.

A statement said: “In consideration of the very serious and unprecedented national public health emergency caused by the coronavirus, the Board has taken the decision to suspend the National League, National League North and National League South competitions indefinitely.

“The National League is currently obtaining specialist legal advice, is consulting regularly with The Football Association and other stakeholders, and is committing to involving its members clubs in a pending decision on how best to conclude the 2019-20 season.”

It was announced last week that all results in the third tier of English non-League and grass-roots football have been expunged, and there will be no promotion and relegation.

Spennymoor Town goalkeeper Dale Eve

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Published April 01, 2020 at 3:58 pm (Updated April 01, 2020 at 3:58 pm)

English non-Leagues suspended indefinitely

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