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The remaining matches of National League North are cancelled

The National League have confirmed that the remaining matches of National League North in York city this season have been cancelled.

One of the main reasons for this was the response of the clubs participating in this league. According to the League, up to 90 percent of the clubs want to cancel the league due to many reasons, especially the quick spread of COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, the League has made a decision on cancelling the remaining matches.

The National League’s matches have been suspended since March 16 due to the concerns of COVID-19pandemic.

National League calls for clubs to vote to end the season

The clubs in the three divisions of the National League were asked to vote about the way to end the season. Most of the clubs, including York City, are in favour of cancelling the remaining matches of the league. The results of this vote also determine the outcomes of the season.

According to this result, the National League has made a decision to cancel the season. And York City club hope that they will be given the position at the top of the table at this season.

All of 24 clubs in the National Division will take part in this vote. However, the National League North and National League South only have four votes per league, which means 32 overall. 

On the other hand, there is information that York City will receive £14,000 from the recent pay-out. This money will be given by the Premier League. 

According to the National League, they have received £2m of funds from the Premier League. The money was given from the 2020/21 season and will soon be used as an advance payment to the clubs.

While the money given to National Division clubs is £58,333, the amount of money for North and South clubs is £13,636.

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York City in the dark as rumors swirl about the 2019-20 season-ending

York City has confirmed they have yet to receive any official announcement from the National League about the proposed ending of the 2019-20 season.

The response of York City comes amid information that the governing body has required the Football Association to finish the season as soon as possible because of the coronavirus pandemic. York City is sitting at the top of National League North.

The National League board has stressed that the season needs to finish by canceling all remaining fixtures. Therefore, all divisions are currently postponed.

How the final standings will be determined depends on crunch talks between the league and the FA.

A York City statement read: “We want to clarify that we are yet to receive official information from the National League around the completion of the season.

“However, we would like to take this opportunity to assure fans that the club has made a strong case regarding how the season may be brought to a close, in light of York City FC’s position in the league.”

“In the meantime, stay safe and we will wait for official news and keep fans up to date as and when we receive information.”

Harrogate Town, the fate of York’s county neighbors, is in second place in the National League and also up in the air besides candidates Halifax Town.

Harrogate and leaders Barrow are reported to be promoted to the Football League while Fylde and Chorley to be relegated to National League North.

Chairman David Bosomworth said: “The National League has been in touch now and we have submitted all the information required from a contractual and financial perspective.

 “We were also questioned about our thoughts on the ending of the season, the answer is that we want to do so, for the club, the team, and the supporters.”

Meanwhile, Rotherham United have closed down their day-to-day operations and furloughed a number of non-playing staff.

The Millers took the decision based on the support system of the government amid the pandemic.