Enfield Town chairman Paul Reed has spoken of both his frustration and disappointment as it looks likely that the Isthmian League campaign will be declared null and void for the second season running.

Town sit third in the Isthmian Premier Division table, where they were when the league was postponed back in November.

The league offered its member clubs a number of options regarding the future of their season and Enfield’s members have voted “overwhelmingly” in favour of declaring it null and void.

In a statement released via their website, Town confirmed their position, with 94 per cent of their members in favour of ending the season now, and included some quotes from Reed, made at the club’s AGM in which he expressed his concerns about continuing the campaign without supporters.

The statement reads: “Enfield Town FC’s members have voted overwhelmingly to accept a board recommendation to declare the season ‘null and void’.

The vote came in response to a questionnaire from the Isthmian League, with club chair Paul Reed warning of the financial consequences of trying to play on without fans through the turnstiles or any secondary income such as bar sales.

Since the start of the second national lockdown back in November, the Towners have been able to fulfil just one solitary fixture – the fateful FA Trophy defeat against Maldon & Tiptree in December – with a number of Town players instead moving a division higher to play in the second step of the non-league pyramid, where games are still permitted.

Enfield were third in the Isthmian Premier Division when the league campaign ground to a halt in November and, although the option of a mini-season starting in March was still on the table at time of going to press, the more likely outcome remains a second successive voided campaign. It has left the club’s board feeling frustrated, disappointed and realistic in equal measure.”

Reed said: “No-one wants to watch games more than I do, but this is the situation we find ourselves in as a board. It’s not a position any of us want to be in.

“We have to balance the short-term desire of all of us to play football versus the longer-term financial stability. Trying to play now and force the issue with not as much income means we run the risk of not having sufficient funds to put together a competitive side next season.

“There has been no clarity on government funding to step three clubs.”