I for one will be looking forward to the new season to start and getting the supporters back into the grounds, says Folkestone Invicta chairman Paul Morgan

Thursday 25th February 2021

FOLKESTONE INVICTA chairman Paul Morgan says he agrees with the decision made by The Football Association yesterday to curtail the 2020-21 season.


“As you all know, I have said since January that the season should finish with a null and void outcome,” said Mr Morgan in a club statement.

“Not many people are going to agree with it but in my opinion, it was the only possible option.

“On Wednesday 24 February, we have now all been told that the League has now been null and void, so now we all know where we stand we can all now move on and look forward to the new season and hopefully that will start in August.

“I for one will be looking forward to the new season to start and getting the supporters back into the grounds.

“I know some clubs still wanted to complete the league fixtures but it was going to be impossible without delaying the start of next season.

“The only good thing was only eight to 10 games were played before the league came to a halt, unlike last season when over half the fixtures were played and the league became null and void and a few clubs thought it was unfair, especially the clubs looking at promotion but we all had to accept it.

“I personally think the League should start thinking on what course of action should be taken if Covid is still around.  Maybe delay the league starting in August and move it to October/November because we all don’t want this to happen again, as it is very frustrating for everyone.

“I really hope there is no need to look at this and we all start again in August but better to be safe than story.”

Folkestone Invicta were sitting in tenth-place in the Isthmian League Premier Division, having collected 13 points from their nine out of 42 league outings.

However, the club last took to the pitch on Tuesday 3 November 2020 when Hornchurch were beaten 2-1 at Cheriton Road.

Manager Neil Cugley said: “I’m disappointed for everybody, especially all those who have worked so hard this season to get games on but unfortunately it is the right decision and now we can look forward towards next season.

“As people will know we are currently carrying out work around the ground and we can now do so looking ahead to starting the new season and welcoming people back to a stadium that the supporters will enjoy and can be proud of.

“We are looking forward to showing people the improvements we have made over the next few weeks.”

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