DORCHESTER Town will not resume their league campaign on Saturday, December 12 after the Southern League Premier Division South was paused.

The Magpies were due to restart their league campaign against Hendon at The Avenue next weekend but the majority of clubs have opted to pause the restart following the latest Government COVID-19 restrictions.

This came after a meeting between clubs within the Northern Premier, Southern and Isthmian Leagues. A review will take place no later than Wednesday, December 16.

A spokesman for Southern Football League said: “The Clubs in membership of the Northern Premier, Southern and Isthmian Leagues (the Trident Leagues) met earlier this week to consider the challenges and issues brought about by the reintroduction of Tiers after the raising of the nationwide lockdown with effect from yesterday.

“The clubs were asked to vote on a proposition that the pause in fixtures be continued with a regular review in light of changes to the Tiers and/or grants becoming available.

“The first review to be no later than December 16. The total votes cast by the 224 Clubs show a substantial number of Clubs in agreement with the proposition.

“The matter has been considered today and is subject to comment by The FA.

“A further statement will be issued in due course.”

Dorchester Town has not played a game since their 2-1 win over Gosport Borough in the FA Trophy Third Qualifying Round on Saturday, October 31.

Dorchester, under new permanent boss Robbie Herrera, are due visit Swindon Supermarine in the FA Trophy first round on Saturday (3pm).