DORCHESTER Town's BetVictor Southern Premier South campaign has been suspended until Friday, April 3 due to the COVID-19 crisis.

In a statement from the Southern League, England's seventh and eighth tiers will fall into line with an initial decision from the FA, who have since extended their pause of the professional game to Thursday, April 30.

Further updates are expected next week, with any decision on relegation likely to affect bottom-of-the-table Magpies.

The Southern League said: "It has been agreed that the league is officially suspended until 3rd April.

"However, it should be noted that an Alliance Committee meeting by conference call will be taking place during the evening of Monday 23rd March regarding the aforementioned and the season going forward.

"A further statement will therefore be issued on Tuesday 24th March.

"The league is aware of the issues faced by clubs and is engaging with the FA on these matters.

"It is anticipated that the league will be able to provide further information and guidance during next week."

Fixtures at Yate Town and at home to Chesham United will now be rearranged should the season continue.

Dorchester's home contest against Gosport and the trip to Harrow Borough had already been postponed by the initial suspension.

Leigh Robinson's men are 11 points adrift of Yate – and absolute safety – with 10 games remaining.