First-half - second Nantwich Town goal - Scott McGowan celebrates after his goal (1) FA Trophy

Nantwich Town and other Northern Premier League clubs are to be asked their views on whether the 202-21 season should be terminated.

It comes amid the latest national lockdown which has put a stop to matches being played in Steps 3 and 4 of the national football league system.

All matches have been postponed until at least March 6, which means there would be little time to complete remaining fixtures.

In a statement, the NPL said its board along with those of other Trident Leagues have “reviewed the implications of the latest Government lockdown”.

The situation was also discussed by the FA’s Alliance Committee earlier this week.

The statement added: “In order to reach a decision that will apply across Steps 3 & 4 in the National League System, and which is informed by the views of all clubs at Steps 3 & 4, clubs will shortly be asked by the Football Association to provide their views on whether the 2020/21 season should be terminated and, if not, what the alternative should be.

“Independent of that survey, all three of the Trident League boards hold the view that the season should cease immediately and be declared null and void.

“The ultimate decision lies with The FA Council, following a proposal made by the Alliance Committee but no proposal will be drafted until clubs’ views have been collated and assessed.

“In the meantime, the Northern Premier League is postponing all fixtures up to and including Saturday March 6 since there is no suggestion that the national lockdown will be lifted prior to this date.

“The League will continue to provide its Member Clubs with updates as and when it is able to do so.”

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