The manager of FC Oswestry Town has criticised the Football Association’s (FA) proposed decision to cut short the non-league football season in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Nathan Leonard believes the decision, which was announced last week, has shown a lack of understanding for the non-league pyramid in English football.

Leonard’s men were second in the North West Counties Football League (NWCFL) Division One South table, and were four wins away from securing promotion to the Premier Division.

Although the Town boss realises football is not a priority under the current circumstances, he believes the decision has been made in haste.

“It’s frustrating,” Leonard said. “But obviously the most important thing at the moment is people’s health and getting rid of this virus.

“I feel like it’s a very hasty decision by the FA, and it feels as though it’s the easy way of doing things.”

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