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Prospect of curtailed season grows more likely for Fairfield and Barnt Green

Ben Tyler 13th Jan, 2021 Updated: 13th Jan, 2021

AN EXTENSION to the ongoing suspension of the Midland Football League will continue Fairfield Villa and Barnt Green Spartak’s time away from the pitch until March.

With the current downtime preventing any fixtures from being played during the month of January, the MFL has announced that the season will now restart after February 28 at the very earliest.

The obvious question to arise from the decision is whether or not the league should resume at all – given the limited number of weeks remaining for the 2020/21 season to be completed – and if an alternative should be sought.

A Football Association survey is to be sent to each member of the league imminently to gather the thoughts of clubs on how the remainder of the campaign should pan out, although a second null and void season remains the likely outcome.

For Division Two clubs Spartak and Villa, who have both played less than ten games this term, a hefty backlog of fixtures would lie in wait – a prospect that few managers would be keen on approaching without fans being in attendance.

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