Halesowen Town considering legal action over season cancellation

Halesowen Town were last night among a number of non-league clubs considering legal action after the FA Council ratified the decision to cancel their season.

Manager Paul Smith.
Manager Paul Smith.

The Yeltz and more than 150 other clubs had signed an open letter urging the governing body to reconsider last month’s decision to declare the campaign null and void because of the coronavirus pandemic.

But their appeal has fallen on deaf ears with the FA releasing a statement confirming it had been ratified by the council.

Halesowen’s board are now considering their next move after seeing their strong hopes of promotion dashed. The Yeltz sat second in the Southern League Central Division One table when the season was halted and would have finished top had the season been decided on a points-per-game basis.

In a statement, the FA’s head of the National League System Laurence Jones said decision-makers had tried to find the fairest method for ending the season.

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