Decision expected soon on remaining Northern League fixtures

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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.

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