KENDAL Town may not play another game of the 2019/20 season after the Northern Premier League called for the campaign to be ended immediately.

Fixtures had been suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic but the Northern Premier League has now joined the Isthmian and Southern Leagues in requesting the league does not resume.

A statement from the league said: “The NPL, Isthmian and Southern Leagues are unanimous in wanting to terminate the 2019/20 season immediately.

“Whether that is done on the basis of determining the final placings via average points per game, or the season is declared null and void cannot be decided until the National League’s intentions are confirmed.

“The NPL, Isthmian and Southern Leagues have made the FA of their wish to terminate the 2019-20 season, although any such decision has to be ratified by FA council.

“While this process is ongoing, competition issues can then be decided, together with the implications for promotion and relegation.”

Town are five points ahead of Pickering Town, the North West Division’s bottom side, with a game in hand, while Cumbrian neighbours Workington Reds are 10 points clear at the top of the table.

Kendal have nine league games still to play, with trips to Ramsbottom United, Brighouse, Colne and Pontefract Collieries and home clashes with Ossett United, Dunston, Marske, Mossley and Marine.

Kendal chairman George Gudgeon said: “It is totally the decision of the Northern Premier League and we’ll support whatever they decide.

“It has gone past worrying about football at the moment.

“The NPL are there to run the league and they have got the best interests of all of the clubs at heart.”

The league’s statement also confirmed that the league is lobbying the Government, the Premier League and other sources for “additional financial assistance”, with a survey of NPL clubs said to have revealed that the cost of COVID-19 to them could add up to more than £3.25million which would leave many in trouble.

They added: “The NPL will continue to provide its member clubs with as much information, support and guidance as possible to assist them during this difficult time.”