THE 2020/21 non-league football season could be scrapped, amidst ongoing concerns of the disruption caused by COVID-19.

Non-elite sport is currently on hold as the country settles into lockdown three and clubs between three and six in the ladder have hardly kicked a ball since the start of December.

With lockdown potentially set to go on into March, there is a major concern that this campaign will have been too affected by the virus for it to conclude.

Clubs from step three to six will be asked, via an Football Association survey, their views on whether or not they wish the 2020/21 season to be terminated and, if not, what the alternative should be.

All clubs in the Pitching In Southern League (steps three and four), including Worcestershire sides Evesham United, Reddich United, Alvechurch and Bromsgrove Sporting, will vote but the league have confirmed that all three divisions are in agreement that the current season "should cease immediately and be declared null and void".

The full statement read: "Independent of that survey, all three of the Trident League’s Boards hold the view that the season should cease immediately and be declared null and void.

"The ultimate decision lies with the FA Council, following a proposal made by the Alliance Committee but no proposal will be drafted until clubs’ views have been collated and assessed.

"In the meantime, the Pitching In Southern Football League is postponing all fixtures up to and including Saturday 6th March since there is no suggestion that the national lockdown will be lifted prior to said date.

"The league will continue to provide its Member Clubs with updates as and when it is able to do so."

Steps five and six, where the likes of Worcester City, Worcester Raiders, Stourport Swifts and Malvern Town feature, are also set to be given a vote on their views.

Raiders and City's Chairman, Steve Harris and Steve Goode, both confirmed they were still awaiting the survey.

Harris did comment on the matter, however, admitting it was hugely frustrating.

"With so may variants of the virus i just hope we can get back to some sort of normality," he said.

"Frustrating for us all at Raiders being in the position we are in the league as we have big plans at the club , but there’s teams last season who were top who last out on promotion as well."

Malvern Town's chairman, Chris Pinder, said he had received it and has responded.

"Principally, I believe promotion and relegation must happen to keep things aligned with the leagues above that are able to continue to a conclusion," he insisted.

"Null and voiding, and starting again must be avoided - it rewards failure and grants reprieve for clubs that should rightfully be relegated, whilst wrongly penalising and wasting the hard work of those who deserve to be promoted."

He proposed two solutions to the problem but is very much advocating that promotion and relegation for this season should go ahead.

"My plan A would advocate for points per game across the last 2 seasons - promote and demote into the planned restructured leagues."

"And B would be to continue this season and cup competitions from current positions from Aug/Sept (or when safe to do so) and conclude. (Possibly add a one-off additional cup competition or 'champions league' at the end of the season if there is enough time to spare."