WESTFIELDS could have a shot at a Wembley final as the FA Vase is set to continue despite the Hellenic League ending

The FA’s Alliance and Leagues Committees have declared steps three to six of non-league as being curtailed for a second season following feedback from clubs.

A recent survey across the leagues showed that over 76% of all clubs across Steps 3-6 indicated a preference to curtail the 2020-21 league season if it could not be restarted with limited spectator numbers and hospitality before April 1.

Under the Government's roadmap outdoor hospitality is not returning until at least April 12 while fans may not be allowed inside stadiums until at least May 17.

"During this process, taking into account views of clubs and leagues it was decided that extending the 2020-21 league season beyond the end of May 2021 would not be a viable option," said a statement from the FA’s Alliance and Leagues Committees.

"This was due to various considerations, including the financial implications for many clubs, player contracts and the extent of the fixture scheduling issues caused by the national lockdown and various postponements which had resulted in there being 81% of matches left to complete for Steps 3 and 4, and 75% at Steps 5 and 6.

"Taking into account the survey results and the ongoing impact of Covid-19, which continues to adversely affect incomes for clubs due to restrictions on both spectators and hospitality,

"The FA’s Alliance and Leagues Committees have reached a consensus that subject to the approval of FA Council, the 2020-21 league season for Steps 3-6 of the NLS should be curtailed with immediate effect, with no further league matches taking place this season."

The FA’s Alliance and Leagues Committees will revisit discussions around a potential restructure at Steps 4-6 of the NLS (Non League System), which was previously agreed and has been on hold since the 2019-20 season.

They said a further update on this will be provided in due course.

Meanwhile, Westfields are due to play their postponed fourth round game of the FA Vase at Long Eaton United.

It is thought that the competition will resume in early April.

Outdoor sports are set to resume no earlier than March 29, as part of the Government's road map.