A meeting to discuss the future of the Lincolnshire League season will take place this week

No matches have been played since October...

Lincs League clubs will meet this week.

Clubs in the Balcan Lighting Supplies Lincolnshire League will meet on Thursday to discuss the future of this season's competition.

There have been no matches in the competition for more than two months due to the national lockdown and subsequent suspension of the league until January.

But now, with parts of the county being placed in tier four - where adult team sport is not allowed to take place - further question marks are hovering over whether the campaign can be completed.

"We're having a Zoom meeting with all the clubs on Thursday to discuss going forward," said league chairman Julian Rinfret.

"Unfortunately, Saturday's are running out, midweeks are running out.

"There are contingencies in place to allow football to happen when it can re-start. In what format, it has to be discussed at both management and club level.

"Whether the season is null and void, that's a decision that will, at some point, have to be made. There will be a certain call by some to call it earlier and a certain call by some to wait for FA guidance."

Fixture secretary Terry Knott is continuing to come up with regular alternatives to the schedule in a bid to ensure matches can be played.

However, action cannot return to normal until tier four restrictions are lifted and teams are allowed to cross authority boundaries.

Lincolnshire is currently in tier four while the areas governed by the North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire authorities remain in tier three.

"When the restrictions are lifted from tier four, no-one knows," Mr Rinfret continued.

"We have to be mindful of the health, safety and the wellbeing of the players officials and volunteers.

"The fixture secretary has got various options. Terry's done so numerous and numerous times.

"It's a very fluid situation and we're keen to make sure football is played. However, you have to look at the practicalities of whether it can be played.

"It's good to see that other leagues have now taken the stance of the Lincs League and suspended football.

"Again, we'll take guidance and thanks to the county FA for keeping us in the loop.

"We are being pro-active and looking at situations, but at the moment we can't do anything while these tiers are still in place."

The last round of Lincolnshire League matches were played on October 31.