The 2019-20 season last night appeared to be over for Albion and Lewes women’s teams.

Both the Barclays FA WSL, in which Albion compete, and the Championship, which includes Lewes, have been suspended since March due to the coronavirus pandemic and the FA say there will be “significant challenges” in restarting.

The FA remain in talks with clubs on how best to end the campaign and settle the final league standings with sporting merit.

Albion, under the guidance of Hope Powell, were seven points clear of the WSL relegation berth in ninth place, out of 12 teams, when action was halted and had also reached the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.

Lewes were ninth in the 11-team Championship.

The crisis looks set to hit clubs hard financially and the FA has vowed to support them so women’s football can “thrive” in the future.