THE Southern League in which both Hartley Wintney and Basingstoke Town play in, along with the Isthmian and Northern Premier Leagues are unanimous in wanting to terminate the current season immediately.

Right now, the National League the top tier of non league football in this country wish to be able to resume their season at some point.

The Southern League is one of their feeder leagues do not support this because their clubs do not have the financial resources to continue to honour player contracts indefinitely.

To this end the Southern, Isthmian and Northern Premier Leagues have implemented the process to terminate the season.

However, this has to be ratified by FA council, so there may be a short delay as the relevant documentation is submitted, distributed and approved.

Therefore, the league’s desire could still not end up as the confirmed outcome.

There is also the big question of how to sort promotion and relegation.

There is also another option to declare the season null and void.

When the season was stopped earlier this month, Hartley Wintney were 16th in the Southern League Premier South table, but had loads of games in hand on the teams above them.

Meanwhile, Basingstoke Town were just above the drop zone in the Southern League Division One South.

One idea is decided final places in the table by an average of points per game.

This would mean Hartley will move up a few places, but Town will stay where they are.

Both managers of the Row and the Dragons admitted the big picture was more important, but both were disappointed not to be able to finish the current campaign.

Hartley manager Anthony Millerick said: “We had just together a great group as everyone was excited as to what the end of season would hold for us. We were one of the in form and able to mix it with anyone.”

Basingstoke boss Dan Brownlie said: “My heart goes out to the likes of Thatcham who are top and bottom side Barnstaple at the moment, for us it means we survive, but I would have liked to have done it on the football field.”