York City’s season is officially over. But will they be promoted?

Shut for the season… Bootham Crescent. Photograph: YorkMix
22 Apr 2020 @ 5.29 pm
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Clubs in the National League have voted to end the season.

Although the ballot hasn’t finished, 90% of the votes are in making the decision unassailable. It means the remaining games of the season will be cancelled.

And a majority of clubs in each of the National League, National League North and National League South divisions have voted in favour of this outcome.

So what happens regarding promotion and relegation? This is particularly relevant to City, who were top of National League North when the season was suspended on 16 March.

The answer is… watch this space. “The options concerning the sporting outcomes of the 2019/20 season remain under careful and timely consideration, and further updates will be given in due course,” the National League says.

‘We should go up’

Naturally enough, York City want promotions honoured. The club issued a statement today (Wednesday, 22 April) which said:

  • Throughout the process, York City FC has put forward a strong case to see promotions honoured and will continue to do so until a decision is made.

    Ending the campaign sitting at the top of the league and having endeavoured to play as many games as possible during the season, when it comes to voting on the sporting outcomes of the 2019/2020 league results, we are confident that the league and other clubs will take this key aspect into account.

The club added: “Thanks to our fans, volunteers, staff and players for their continued support.

“We’ll share further information with fans when we receive it.

“Until then, stay safe and look after each other. “