East of Scotland Football League to make call on current season next month

The East of Scotland Football League have confirmed they will have “no other choice” but to abandon the current season if clubs can not resume training next month.

Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 9:57 am
Action from Camelon Juniors V Inverkeithing Hillfireld Swifts back in December

The governing body released a statement last Friday, March 19, in which they confirmed the Scottish Government’s current date for clubs to return to training would not be sufficient to allow them to complete the current campaign.

They said: “Following the announcement by the Scottish Government that adult contact sport cannot commence until May 17 the Board have decided that unless that date is brought forward by a significant margin in the next Scottish Government review on April 6 we will in all likelihood have no other choice than to abandon this season’s league.

“A final decision will be made by the Board that week.”

Action from Dunipace v Arniston Rangers earlier this season

The statement followed a similar announcement from the West of Scotland Football League in which they announced plans to null and void their current campaigns should they not be able to return to training in April.

However, the West officials made the call following the latest Scottish Government announcement to end the season with immediate effect, allowing clubs to focus on preparing for the 2021/22 campaign and hopefully the return of supporters to matches.

For now it remains a waiting game for local East sides Camelon Juniors and Dunipace.

As for the Lowland League their is still uncertainty around their current season with officials in that division yet to make an official statement.