Worthing hope to give fans a timely lift after their title dream was crushed.

The Mackerel Men are among clubs affected by a decision to void the 2019-20 season from National League south down due to coronavirus.

They were seven points clear at the top of BetVictor Isthmian premier and on course for the title when a halt was called.

Chairman Barry Hunter said: “This is not a decision that would have been taken likely by the FA and it is one that the club fully understands and supports. This is a time for everyone to come together, be safe and get through an incredibly difficult period.

“I want to thank each and every one of our supporters, sponsors, volunteers, players, managers, coaches and club management committee members, all of whom have played such a massive role in bringing pride and enjoyment into to the club again this season.

“I know this club well and I’m certain that we will take this momentum into next season and go again.

“It’s my hope to share positive news in the coming days and weeks about the club and the progress we are making off the park to ensure we can keep pace with all the positives happening on the park.”

“The future is most definitely bright.”