Northern League administrators are expected to decide in the week commencing September 7 how and when this season’s competition will be completed.
The Lotto NRFL is currently suspended because Auckland clubs can not stage games while gatherings are restricted to a maximum of 10 people.
Auckland’s restrictions under level 3 had already forced the postponement of three competition rounds and a decision has already been made to not play on September 5 or 12.
The government has announced that Auckland’s current restrictions will prevent return to match play until at least mid-September.
If the competition is able to resume, Cambridge’s three postponed games are:
- UniMount Bohemian (home)
- Papatoetoe (away)
- Beachlands-Maraetai (home)
The competition would then end, with all clubs having played each other once.
The NRFL management have yet to confirm a decision on whether promotion or relegation would be applied in the event of a shortened competition.
A poll of Auckland and NRFL clubs has indicated most favour the scrapping of promotion/relegation this year. NZ Football have stated their position is that to promote or relegate in the current circumstances would be unfair.