Huddersfield Town Women FC are desperate to resume their season and make history in the process.
The first team is currently six points clear at the top of the Northern Premier Division with 10 matches played.
The team has only drawn one and lost one all season, winning their other eight fixtures. Never before have they been in a position where they could lift the title.
Unfortunately Jordan Wimpenny’s players are kicking their heels in lockdown when they’d love to be on the field winning matches.
On the situation, Town women’s chairman David Mallin said: “We have no restart date yet. We were told the earliest date would be March 1. However if schools don’t go back until March 8 I don’t see the possibility of a season restarting until early April. I mean there is some talk we could play into June. Normally the season would end on May 31.
“Each conference from 3 to 6 has been asked their opinions by the FA on what should happen. Obviously those teams that are in the relegation places want the season stopping immediately and those fighting for promotion want it to carry on.”
“We started the season with a draw and loss but won every game after that including the cup game.”
This is the first time the club has been at the top of the league for a prolonged time since it first joined the division.
As well as a decision on the league, Mallin says there is also the FA Cup to look forward to.
He said: “The FA Cup is something to consider. We were the only game to play and we got through against Liverpool Feds. The FA need to make a decision on whether the cup will be continued this season.”
Like all sports club’s Covid-19 has put a strain on everyone involved. Although frustrating particularly in the position the team is in, Mallin is remaining calm and measured.
“There are lots of issues which we can’t control and so we need to be relaxed about it,” he said. “We are at the top of the league, we’d like to win the league but we can’t control anything going forward off the pitch.
“We are sitting pretty at the top of the Women’s National League Northern Division. Obviously it would be great to win the division and claim some silverware. As I said it’s not down to us, we can’t control things. Hopefully once we restart we’ll carry on in the same form as before.
“We have never been at the top of the league before like this so it’s a big thing for us.”