The lower levels of the non-league football pyramid have decided to end the current season and void all results.

This means that from the regional premier leagues, which sit at level three of the non-league pyramid, down to level six, there will be no relegation or promotion.

That decision will also apply to promotion from level seven of the non-league pyramid.

Most notably for Allerdale, this will affect Workington Reds, who currently sit top of the Northern Premier League Division One North West league which is level four of the non-league system.

Fellow Cumbrians Kendal Town currently sit at 19th.

A statement from The Football Association said: “The National League System (NLS) and the women’s football pyramid were able to build a consensus amongst their leagues and, where possible, aimed to create a consistent approach across all leagues, whilst taking into account the unique characteristics of each individual league.

“As a result, The FA and NLS steps three to six have reached a consensus that their 2019-20 season will now be brought to an end, and all results will be expunged.

“This will mean no promotion or relegation of clubs between NLS steps three to six, and no promotion to NLS step two.

“Furthermore, we can now confirm that we have decided that all grassroots football is concluded for the 2019-20 season.”

For Workington Reds it is particularly disappointing given the team’s title prospects.

Workington Reds director Steve Durham said: “It would have been Reds’ first title in the premier league if we’d won.

“To be denied that opportunity, it’s a bombshell really, it’s devastating.”

However, he added that he is mindful of the reasons behind the move.

“The whole world is affected by this it’s not just down to the football but from that point of view it is disappointing.

“From the first night back at training, the soul intention was to win the league.”