North West Counties chairman calls for August restart

The North West Counties League

Paul Lawler, the chairman of the North West Counties League, believes picking the suspended campaign up again in August is the right way forward.

Finishing the North West Counties League season is “impossible” according to Lawler as several teams across their three Divisions have only played three games.

“We have taken the inevitable decision to suspend the season given all but two areas are in Tier 4,” Lawlor said in a series of tweets.

“It is now almost impossible to complete the season without a change in the rules to run the competition in a different format or allow games into the summer.

“My personal opinion is that we should suspend the season and restart in August as we would a normal campaign and push back the NLS restructure until 2022 to allow us to finish what we have already started.

“If football is allowed again with spectators in March/April then could we run a local regional tournament involving the North West Counties, Northern Premier League and National League clubs to participate which would all be derby matches and help all clubs with much needed revenue? Just a thought.”

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