Scarborough Athletic chairman Bull: 'Right decision to suspend league'

Scarborough Athletic chairman Trevor Bull  insists the suspension of the Northern Premier League was the right decision to make.

Thursday, 5th November 2020, 11:35 am
Updated Thursday, 5th November 2020, 11:38 am
Boro chairman Trevor Bull

Boro and all non elite football clubs head into at least a months suspension from action as the country goes into a second national lockdown today (Thursday) and chairman Bull admits it was the right decision to call a halt to the action.

“I have to say the suspension of the season is the right thing to do, given the situation in the country,” said Bull.

“It didn’t feel right having 600 people in the ground when the bloke next door couldn’t have his mother and father over for tea, I was a little bit at odds with that - so I think it was the right thing to do and we just have to deal with it now.

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“It’s been a very difficult start to the season having to play so many away games.”

The Boro chief is hoping the season will be played to a conclusion, but admits it will depend on the length of the second lockdown.

Bull added: “It depends how long the suspension lasts now and the league will make a decision after that.

“The league are very keen to complete the fixtures and have promotion and relegation after the season was declared null and void last time around, and I think it’s in everyone’s best interest to try and get the season completed.

“From our perspective, we need our other 19 home games with 600 through the gate to balance the books.”

Bull is keen for everyone to stick together through this testing time.

“My main message to fans is to keep the faith,” he added.

“It’s going to be very difficult for the players over the next month as they can’t get together or train, so I’d ask fans to keep the faith and just be ready to come back and support us with as much passion as possible when the season does resume.”