Workington Reds have been disappointed by the news that their season has ground to a halt due to the second national coronavirus lockdown.

The Football Association announced yesterday that play and training would stop for non-elite football clubs until lockdown ends on Wednesday, December 2.

Matches and training in steps three to six of the men’s national league system (NLS) and tiers three to seven of the women’s football pyramid will be suspended.

It also covers matches and training in FA girls regional talent clubs and indoor and outdoor youth and adult grassroots football.

Workington Reds chairman Les Byers said: “Everyone at the club is naturally very disappointed that the latest lockdown means that games are on hold until at least early December, and perhaps longer as no one really knows. Particularly as the team is doing so well on the pitch.

“The financial impact will depend how long it is before we return to Borough Park but we are all acutely aware that health and safety is the primary importance."