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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Boreham Wood chairman Danny Hunter does not expect non-league football to return this year as he claimed misguided advice from the National League had already cost him more than £100,000.

Hornchurch captain Lewwis Spence was injured and working towards getting back on the pitch when the season came to abrupt halt due to the coronavirus pandemic.

When he was asked to name his all-time favourite Romford XI, his initial thought was ‘that’s something to do for 20 minutes’, but Romford chairman Steve Gardener was completely wrong.

Hornchurch captain Lewwis Spence has had a career full of opportunity, including playing at Premier League side Crystal Palace, working under the late Justin Edinburgh, and finding his way into non-league football.

National League clubs have voted to end the regular season at its current point, with promotion and relegation outcomes “under careful consideration”.

National League clubs are voting on whether to end the season amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Romford goalkeeper Matt Cafer says it was nice to end the season in good form after having the season cut short due to the coronavirus outbreak, writes Jacob Ranson.

Romford goalkeeper Matt Cafer insists keeping fit during the coronavirus pandemic could be the toughest test of his career yet without having many of the facilities to work on things.

Rudimental star and former semi-professional footballer DJ Locksmith is encouraging everyone to use physical exercise to help them mentally during the coronavirus pandemic.

Isthmian League chairman Nick Robinson admits he does not know whether there will be a next season because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Former long-serving Romford manager Paul Martin is back in business as he takes on the East Thurrock United job for next season.

The Isthmian League and Southern League face finding a new sponsor for next season after BetVictor announced an end to the current sponsorship deal.

Romford goalkeeper Matt Cafer says his experience of playing for Gibraltar international team was ‘life-changing’ and hopes he can make more appearances in the future.

The Football Association Council has ratified the decision to effectively cancel the 2019/20 season for sections of the non-league, women’s and grassroots game.

Romford chairman Steve Gardener fully understands why clubs aren’t happy with the decision to void the season but asked what else could be done with no end to the coronavirus pandemic in sight.

The National League has suspended the season in all three of its divisions indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Dagenham & Redbridge’s managing director Steve Thompson has called for the National League season to be “null and void” because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Matt Withers is joined by Dave Evans and Dan Bennett to discuss the latest on West Ham United, Leyton Orient, Dagenham & Redbridge and non-league football.

Gordon Banks, Peter Shilton, Kasper Schmeichel, Herbert Bown – Herbert who? A hundred years have passed since former Romford goalkeeper Herbert Bown cemented his name into Leicester City football folklore.

Hornchurch saw their hopes of promotion from the Isthmian League shattered by a decision to end the 2019/20 season with immediate effect with all results expunged.

The FA and the leagues from step 3 to 6 of the non league football system have reached a consensus that the 2019/20 season will be ended with immediate effect and all results will be expunged.

The National League has asked the Football Association to end the 2019/20 season “as soon as possible” but is yet to make a decision on any possible outcomes.

The Football Association (FA) says a decision is still yet to be made on whether the National League and other non-league seasons will resume or be cancelled.

The Southern League and Isthmian League have “commenced the process” of terminating their league seasons after they were postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Romford chairman Steve Gardener says he can only see three options for the football season moving forward after leagues were suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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