SWANAGE Town & Herston and Wareham Rangers have seen their league campaigns declared null and void, following a statement by the Dorset Premier League.

Fixtures in the competition has been suspended since December due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

And with the government setting out their latest roadmap to ease lockdown restrictions, the Dorset Premier League has since issued a statement, insisting they would not be extending further the current campaign.

The league said: “The decision taken unanimously by the LMC (League Management Committee) is to not extend the season after May 31, 2021, and it was further discussed and unanimously decided to therefore curtail the 2020-21 league season with immediate effect.

“The rationale for curtailing the league season is as follows, given we will not be extending into June.”

Swanage had been sat eighth in the competition with 13 points from seven league games. Wareham were bottom of the pile, having lost all of their league contests.

The Dorset Premier League did however state there would be a cup competition offered for clubs later in the year.

The league added: “We are committed to offering competitive football in the form of a supplementary cup competition throughout April and May.”

Clubs have until Friday to respond to a survey regarding the cup competition, where participation will be optional.