Whitchurch Alport's season has come to a premature end after it was confirmed the lower reaches of non-league football will not play another game this season.

In light of the ongoing cancellation of fixtures in light of the coronavirus epidemic, the FA have made the move to terminate the season of all leagues in steps three to six of the non-league pyramid, declaring it null-and-void.

Consideration was given to whether the season could be extended indefinitely, but with the current uncertainty regarding when it will be possible to resume competitive football in England, this option was likely to present great difficulties for football at steps three to six.

Discussions over how to decide the final league tables in regards to promotion and relegation also took place, but it was decided it would be better to terminate the season as is, and start afresh next season.

As a result, the 2019/20 season for steps three to six will be ended with immediate effect and all results will be expunged.

This will mean no promotion or relegation of clubs in these leagues.

For Alport, this decision will not have a great impact on their season, as they currently sit mid-table of the North West Counties Premier League (NWCFL) Premier Division.

But Ellesmere Rangers will breathe a sigh of relief, as they have spent most of the season embroiled in a relegation battle in the NWCFL First Division South.