THE Isthmian League would cause uproar if they decided to end the season now and still enforce relegation, according to Basildon United boss Alex Salmon.

Basildon dropped into the Isthmian North drop zone as Romford climbed off the foot of the table with a narrow win over Tilbury in the last fixture before the coronavirus epidemic forced the campaign to be suspended.

It has been questioned as to whether the season will be able to get underway in the short-term, but Salmon insists it would be unfair for the Bees to be relegated without another fixture taking place.

“I think there are too many sensible football people on the Isthmian League committee that would know leaving the league positions as they are and enforcing promotion and relegation can’t happen,” said Salmon, who took charge of Basildon in January.

“We have games in hand over teams like Brentwood Town.

“If we win those games in hand, we are well clear of the drop zone.

“I can’t see it being decided to leave the league table as it stands.

“It wouldn’t be fair if they relegated the teams currently in the relegation zone.

“If they did that, teams would miss out and argue it wasn’t a level playing field because some teams have played harder fixtures than others so far.”