CORFE Castle, Swanage Town & Herston and Wareham Rangers have now officially had their respective Dorset Premier League campaigns brought to an end.

The Football Association council last week ratified the decision to effectively cancel the 2019/20 season for sections of the non-league, women's and grassroots game.

It was announced last month that the unfinished campaigns for divisions beneath the National League's three tiers, as well as steps three to seven of the women's game, would be expunged.

That caused considerable pushback from those involved, with clubs, administrators and MPs calling on the FA to think again - but the decision has now been rubberstamped.

A statement from the game's governing body read: "The FA council has ratified the decision to conclude the 2019-20 season across steps 3-7 of the National League System. Tiers three to seven of the women's football pyramid and the wider grassroots game.

"The request to end the 2019-20 season was taken to The FA council by the representatives of the relevant committees having been fully supported by The FA board. The FA council's vote was overwhelmingly in favour of ratifying the decision."

Corfe Castle had been 10th in the Dorset Premier League – which sits in step seven of the National League System.

Swanage had been 11th, with Wareham Rangers in 16th.