Harlow Town Football Club will not play another competitive game this season after the league was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Hawks’ season was suspended by the Football Association (FA) at the start of November as Covid-19 case rates surged across the country.

Following multiple an extension of the original suspension, clubs have voted to end the season, with only eight league games played.

Harlow Town, who play their games at the 3,500 capacity Harlow Arena, sat at the foot of the Isthmian League South Central Division – the eighth tier of English football – having won just one game, losing seven and conceding 17 goals.

An FA spokesperson said: “The results of the survey showed that over 76 per cent of all clubs across Steps 3-6 indicated a preference to curtail the 2020-21 league season if it could not be restarted with limited spectator numbers and hospitality before April 1.

“During this process, taking into account views of clubs and leagues, it was decided that extending the 2020-21 league season beyond the end of May 2021 would not be a viable option. This was due to various considerations, including the financial implications for many clubs, player contracts and the extent of the fixture scheduling issues caused by the national lockdown and various postponements which had resulted in there being 81 per cent of matches left to complete for Steps 3 and 4, and 75 per cent at Steps 5 and 6.”

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