DROYLSDEN FC have pulled out of next season’s Northern Premier League north/west division.

The division, which includes Tadcaster Albion and Pickering Town, were informed by Droylsden’s chairman Dave Pace who described the decision as “the most difficult he has ever had to make”.

A club statement read: “However the disruption caused by the Covid-19 crisis has left him with no alternative.

“The closing of the social club and its function rooms since the start of the pandemic, the main income source with no indication of any restart on viable trading terms along with a loss of income from the club’s main sponsor has left the club with no visible alternative income stream during the crisis.

“The club may hopefully survive this crisis and continue into the future in less challenging circumstances than we find ourselves in during the present”.