Kendal Town will have to wait a little while longer to restart their league season.

Last night, a statement issued by the Northern Premier, Southern and Isthmian Leagues confirmed the suspension of their seasons will continue.

The statement said: “Clubs met earlier this week to consider the challenges and issues brought about by the reintroduction of Tiers after the raising of the nationwide lockdown with effect from yesterday.

“The clubs were asked to vote on a proposition that the pause in fixtures be continued with a regular review in light of changes to the Tiers and/or grants becoming available.

“The total votes cast by the 224 Clubs show a substantial number of Clubs in agreement with the proposition.”

League games were permitted to return after the second national lockdown finished on December 2.

The Westmorland Gazette:

However, as the Government announced it will be adopting the tiered system again, clubs in steps three to six were worried about the financial sustainability involved with continuing the season.

Tier 1 clubs are allowed to hold 4,000 supporters at their games.

Whereas Tier 2 clubs can welcome back 2,000 supporters.

However, clubs in Tier 3 restrictions will have to play games behind closed doors.

Consequently, this would mean a loss of gate money.

As a result of this, certain clubs will be at threat of liquidation as fans attending games provide such a significant part of their revenue streams.

Due to last night’s announcement, The Mintcakes, who play in the Northern Premier League North/West Division, may have to wait a long time for their next league fixture.

The Westmorland Gazette:

Town’s last game was a 3-0 home defeat to Tadcaster Albion.

However, The Mintcakes’ Manager Chris Humphrey has revealed that the side will recommence training and play friendly games.

Kendal hosted Vickerstown FC in a friendly last night at Parkside Road.

The Walney side won 2-1.