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Decision beckons over Moors' campaign

Ben Tyler 3rd Feb, 2021

A CRUCIAL vote at National League and National League North/South level will decide whether Solihull Moors’ campaign continues.

The options provided to the 23 clubs at Step One, and the 43 teams at Step Two of the non-league ladder will decide whether the 2020/21 season carries on as normal, ends at either level, or concludes altogether.

Four resolutions are possible, with the first outcome being that individual clubs decide the fate of their own step depending on a result favoured by 75 per cent or more.

Should this outcome come to fruition, then resolution two and three – in which National League and National League North/South clubs place a vote – will come into play, enabling Step One and Step Two clubs to decide whether their own league continues or is rendered null and void.

It is entirely possible, for example, that the National League is cancelled, while the National League North and South continues and vice-versa.

In either of these instances, a 50 per cent majority is required.

However, should resolution four pass, then clubs will vote to end or continue all three divisions, again with a 50 per cent majority needed to tip the final decision either way.

Moors chairman Darryl Eales has already voiced his support for the season to continue in recent weeks, pointing to the club’s wide-stretching group of shareholders who will ensure the future of the club in the long-term.

While Solihull have been forced to wait until the weekend for their next competitive involvement, Jimmy Shan’s side have at least learned a revised date for two of their postponed fixtures.

After an initial meeting with Yeovil Town on January 23 was called off due to the Glovers’ COVID-19 struggles, the rescheduled clash will now go ahead on Tuesday, April 27 in a 7pm kick-off at Huish Park.

Meanwhile, last weekend’s home encounter with Wealdstone – pushed back due to a waterlogged pitch at the SportNation.bet Stadium – will now take place on Tuesday, March 30, with that match getting under way at 7:45pm.

Twelfth-placed Moors restart this weekend with a trip to Eastleigh’s Silverlake Stadium on Saturday, hoping to leapfrog their 11th-placed rivals.

As it stands, only one further fixture – a home game with Weymouth – awaits a new date, which is expected to be announced by the club imminently.

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