Fri, 19 Feb 2021
HUNGERFORD Town will not be able to continue their incredible National League South campaign after it was announced the season will be declared null and void.
Teams across the National League system [Premier, North and South] were voting throughout February to determine the outcome of the season.
The 66 clubs had the option to decide whether they want to continue, with the option of low interest loans, or null and void the leagues.
National League clubs voted separately and therefore will continue, but teams in the South and North have to stop immediately.
It will no doubt come as a huge blow for the Crusaders, who have enjoyed a solid season as they have been situated in the play--off spots since October.
A number of players and the management team, included Danny Robinson, have taken to social media to express their feelings about the announcement.
Robinson said: "Training & preparing for Saturday only to get told we have been null and voided. Heartbreaking for all concern at Hungerford Town as so much effort had been put in even just to compete this season both on and off the pitch. Time to reflect, learn and move on."
Meanwhile, club chairman Patrick Chambers said: "A fantastic season and one to be proud of and to build on for future seasons. Here to stay. No more relegation battles."
— Andy Darnton (@darts0905) February 18, 2021
Well that’s it then.— Keith Emmerson (@MrKEmmerson) February 18, 2021
Pre season starts tomorrow ⚽️ https://t.co/DNHMPUtpXN
Absolute gutted the season has been hauled to a stop— callum willmoth (@cwillmoth91) February 18, 2021
What a ride it’s been this season @HungerfordTown proving doubters wrong week after week. we go again next season hopefully with @HTFC_Supporters back in ⚪️⚫️ https://t.co/3RT1T7ifRC
Absolutely gutted !! Many boxes ticked off this year and targets, on a personal note. What a group of lads to do it with. WE GO AGAIN @HungerfordTown— H ™ (@Harrison_Bayley) February 18, 2021
Absolutely gutted! Feel so sorry for @DanRobbo1986 his coaching team and all the lads. Thank you for everything. I am so proud of you all, and have loved the journey so far. We will be back, we our fans........watch this space @HungerfordTown— Nicky Chambers (@nickypinks) February 18, 2021