Bury Town manager, Ben Chenery, has backed the Football Association’s decision to declare the 2019-20 season, in non-league from steps three down to seven, as null and void with all results expunged, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The West Suffolk club had been in the promotion shake-up all season, in the top five of the Isthmian League North (Step Four), but this afternoon’s ruling by the FA has meant there will be no relegation or promotion involving clubs from step three through to step seven.
The likes of Stowmarket Town (runaway leaders of the Thurlow Nunn Premier) and Maldon & Tiptree (red-hot title favourites in Isthmian League North) have reason to feel aggrieved, in particular.
However, Bury boss Chenery fully supports the FA announcement.
“We are disappointed, obviously, but there are more important things going on in the world and we all have to move forward with our families, to stay safe,” explained Chenery.
“The FA were faced with a very difficult decision to make, as was our own Isthmian League committee.”