NON-LEAGUE football’s step five and six seasons have officially ended, it has been confirmed.

A pre-arranged meeting ended with the Football Association deciding the campaign must be concluded immediately.

As a result, Southend Manor, White Ensign and Benfleet will not be in action again this term.

A statement released by the Essex Senior League, where Southend Manor ply their trade, read: “Following on from the pre-arranged Webex meeting today with the FA and our colleagues in step five and six leagues, the FA have confirmed that the season 2019/20 must end immediately.

“The consensus was there is no option of any football being played for the rest of this season due to the coronavirus outbreak.

“Even if the FA were to extend, it wasn't going to be possible to complete remaining games, also subject to being allowed to socialise by May.

“The FA League Committee are to determine the terms of that conclusion which seems at present to be a 50/50 split between points-per-game promotion and relegation or complete null and void of the 2019/20 season.

“That decision is not the League’s to make but the FA Leagues Committee.

“Once a decision is conveyed to the Leagues, it will be consistent across the NLS system.

“If null and void is the FA decision there will be no promotion or relegation for 2019/20 season.”

The campaign has ended with Southend Manor sitting 17th in the Essex Senior League standings.

White Ensign were the Eastern Counties League Division One South table-toppers, with Benfleet 11th.