Havant & Waterlooville have counted themselves out of any potential ‘mini-league’ continuation of this season.

The Hawks were 9th in the National League South before the decision to call time on the current campaign, though had as many as five games in hand on some of the sides above them, having played 14.

Outlining their decision not to take part in any continued play for Step 2 teams, the club explain:

“At present, there are discussions taking place between some clubs in the North and South divisions regarding a new competition, which would require approval from the clubs, the Alliance Committee and the FA Council.

“Having considered this option at great length, we have decided not to put ourselves forward to participate.

“It’s our belief that any new competition would take time to be agreed upon and arranged, and this coupled with the fact that players are currently furloughed and out of training would make it difficult for the club to field a competitive side.

“There would also be the added costs of travelling to play northern clubs at a time when the club has seen a considerable reduction in revenue.”

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