Havant & Waterlooville have said the club ‘firmly disagree that a null and void outcome should be adopted’ for the current season.

At the time of the season being suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hawks were 2nd in the National League South.

As part of a club statement, they explain their stance: “HWFC firmly disagree that a null and void outcome should be adopted. That may have been different if the lockdown had occurred before Christmas, but with 80% of the season concluded, points per game can be the only correct outcome if the season cannot continue.

“If a null and void season is the decision, then all the games will no longer be on the record. Clubs may then need to decide how they handle goal bonuses, clean sheet bonuses already paid for games that cease to exist.

“This could result in legal argument. Depending upon when the season recommences will decide if play-offs are appropriate.

“We feel that most clubs would agree that a straight promotion and relegation without play-offs would help to conclude the season in the timeliest fashion.”

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