Fazeley midfielder backs decision to void season

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Fazeley Three Horseshoes midfielder Ethan Alston thinks the FA made the logical decision in voiding the season.

Ethan Alston (bottom right corner) with England legend Peter Shilton and some of his team-mates.

Alston, 21, who plays in the Tamworth & District league, said that before the pandemic, his side had only played four games in Division Three this season.

This was one of the reason as to why he thought the decision was a sensible one.

Alston said: “We missed so many games due to the weather and pitch conditions so we were about 15 games behind, it made sense.”

Alston would have questioned the FA’s decision had his club played the majority their games.

“If we had already played twenty games and were going for the title or promotion, then I’d have probably seen the decision in a different light,” said Alston.

The midfielder felt that if the season was to have continued, the club would have struggled to field a team for every game, he said: “There were talks of us having to play three games a week.

“With most of us having full time jobs, it would have been difficult to get eleven players together, especially mid-week.”

The decision to void the season was made on the 26th March when the Midlands Football League tweeted out the statement given from the FA.

The statement from the FA.

The FA decided there would be no promotions or relegations below the National League.

Head of the National League System Laurence Jones said: “The 2019/20 season will be ended with immediate effect and all results will be expunged.”

The Tamworth & District League are now hopeful that they will be able to begin the new 2020/21 season around the usual dates of the first weekend in September.

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