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Football Association declares the United Counties League season over due to the coronavirus outbreak

The United Counties League season looks set to be over for Deeping Rangers, Blackstones and Bourne Town.

A meeting involving all the step five and six clubs was held on Tuesday afternoon with the Football Association advising that the campaign is likely to finish now with immediate effect.

A decision as to whether the season is declared null/void or if promotion will be awarded is expected to follow soon.

Bourne Town defeated Harrowby United in their last match. (32303808)
Bourne Town defeated Harrowby United in their last match. (32303808)

A statement from the United Counties League said: "Following a meeting between all step five and six chairmen with the FA, the first clear decision has been made.

“The 2019/20 season has finished. There will be no more games played as part of this season.

“A full discussion took place about the ramifications of any decision on our clubs hence the following: to decide that the season is null and void, no promotion or relegations and the FA’s reorganisation of the leagues is put on hold for 12 months or the season is decided by using the average points per game to agree promotions and relegations.

“Neither of the above can be agreed as the FA leagues committee need to await the decision of the Alliance Leagues above step five and six as their decision impacts it.

“We understand that this decision will be made as soon as possible to give all a clear final message.”

Deeping were in sixth spot in the United Counties League Premier Division after their last match on March 7.

Blackstones were seventh in Division One with Bourne third-from-bottom after a 2-0 home victory in their last match on March 14.

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