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Season suspended

No further action until at least 3 April

16 March 2020

The Vanarama National League have today announced that the season will be suspended until at least 3 April.

The FA have confirmed that the Buildbase FA Trophy has been suspended, too, meaning the following matches have been postponed:

Tuesday 17 March: Torquay United (A)

Saturday 21 March: Harrogate Town (A)

Tuesday 24 March: Stockport County (A)

Saturday 28 March: Harrogate Town (H)

An update for season ticket holders, along with those who have purchased a match ticket for any of our forthcoming home or away fixtures, will be provided in due course.

The National League statement reads: "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 3 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."

The FA statement reads: "In light of the most recent update from the Government on the coronavirus, we have regretfully decided to postpone all matches across all FA Competitions, including those outside of the Professional Game, until 3 April.    

"We are committed to trying to complete all Competition fixtures and will be liaising with the relevant parties to establish appropriate options to do so."

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