The Midland Football League have announced that the season restart will be suspended until 19th December.
As part of a league statement, it is explained:
“As you may remember, in June, it was stated that it was not sustainable for member clubs to play matches ‘behind closed doors’ for an undetermined length of time and that clubs also need the revenue from clubhouses and food sales. This view has not changed.
“The full Management Committee met yesterday to discuss the current situation and unanimously agreed that, as the vast majority of clubs in all divisions have been placed in Tier 3, it is still unsustainable to expect clubs to play without any supporters. Therefore, the decision has reluctantly been made to suspend the restart of all league fixtures until 19th December.
“We will then review the decision again on 16th December once the government has reviewed their tier levels. In addition, the Management Committee also agreed that if fixtures do resume on 19th December, that clubs can agree to switch their Boxing Day fixtures to 28th, 29th or 30th December to allow everyone to take advantage for the relaxation in the rules regarding families coming together this Christmas.”