THE York Minster Engineering League has declared the league season null and void, with completing fixtures deemed “impractical”.

As a result of the impacts of coronavirus on sport, no team has been able to fulfil more than half their fixtures since term began in September.

The league website shows the final round of premier division fixtures to be scheduled for April 3, but no top-tier fixture has taken place since the New Year.

However, the league is hopeful of getting League Cup games played, with additional cup fixtures installed for teams that get eliminated early.

On Twitter, the league wrote: “Following the management committee meeting last night, it was a unanimous decision that the league season will have to be declared null and void.

“While we are disappointed, it was considered impractical to attempt to complete them.

“This is in line with most Saturday leagues in the country.

“However, we are keen to continue the season in some capacity and will be running the League Cups in April and May.

“In addition to the standard Senior League Cup, Junior League Cup and Reserve League Cup, it is proposed to run secondary competitions for teams that get knocked out in the first round. These will be the Senior League Shield, the Junior League Shield and the Reserve League Shield.

“To hopefully ensure at least four games for all teams that want to start playing, the first rounds will be over two legs.

“Please note that these cups mentioned above are run by the league. The York FA are still intending to conclude their Senior and Junior FA Cups before the end of May and we understand that the North Riding County FA (NCRFA) and possibly the ERCFA will be continuing with their outstanding County Cups.

“Further details will be sent to the club secretaries in due course.”