We have received notice from the Hertfordshire FA that all County Cup competitions have been declared ‘null and void’ for the 2019/20 season.
Having seen off Kings Langley at the semi-final stage back in March, City were due to face Hemel Hempstead in the Herts Senior Cup Final, the date and venue of which were yet to be decided.
However, given the recent developments involving COVID-19 which have resulted in the early conclusion of all non-league football, we support the FA’s option to suspend this season’s competition.
In a statement released from the Acting Chairman of the Competitions Committee, it said:
“The Competitions’ Committee was charged with making a recommendation as to how to deal with the 2019/20 cup competitions. Among the considerations were to stage those finals where the finalists were known and void all other competitions, or play all outstanding rounds at the start of the 2020/21 season and then stage the remaining 21 cup finals over the course of three or four weeks with three matches played on the same day when football is able to resume”.
“The Committee were of the opinion that only playing those finals where the finalists were known and voiding the others was unequitable on those clubs that had not played their outstanding rounds, and as such, either all or none should be staged.”