TAUNTON Town may have played their last league game of the 2020/21 season, with suggestions that a second successive Southern League campaign will be declared null and void.

Following on from the 2019/20 season, which was terminated early in light of the Covid-19 pandemic (with no promotion and relegation taking place), Taunton have only played six matches so far in 2020/21, and have not had a fixture since the start of November.

The Southern League, in consultation with its fellow Trident Leagues (the Isthmian and Northern Premier Leagues), believes that the current season should cease immediately - but clubs will be asked for their views ahead of a final decision.

The league also confirmed that all fixtures have been postponed up to and including Saturday, March 6.

Today's Southern League statement says: "The Board of the Pitching In Southern Football League has, together with its fellow Trident Leagues, reviewed the implications of the latest government lockdown.

"The matter was also discussed at length by the FA's Alliance Committee earlier this week.

"In order to reach a decision that will apply across Steps 3 & 4 in the National League System, and which is informed by the views of all clubs at Steps 3 & 4, clubs will shortly be asked by the Football Association to provide views on whether the 2020/21 season should be terminated and, if not, what the alternative should be.

"This will take the form of a short survey.

"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, March 6, 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."