Lewes manager Hugo Langton has called for the Isthmian League to be sensible after the latest lockdown was imposed by the government at the weekend.

On Saturday night Prime Minister announced that England will go into a full lockdown for just under four weeks from Thursday.

In terms of sport, only the Premier League and elite sports events have been given the green light to go ahead during this period.

This means that the Rooks will be without any action until at least the start of December.

However, Langton is hoping the Isthmian League will consider players welfare when deciding to return.

He said: “It is going to have a massive effect on us.

“I have been very vocal on my Twitter account about my concerns for a very long time about player welfare.

“I believe that from Thursday we are suspended for four weeks and don’t get me wrong we have to follow the health authorities advise whether we agree with it or we don’t.

“It is going to have a huge impact on us because four weeks of no football is crazy, if you expect people to come back and resume immediately, I have huge concerns.

“It has been hard enough keeping people fit on the back of a three-month lockdown and our league has to be sensible now.

“As I put on my Twitter account if we work off the reference that in normal out of season you have eight weeks off and six weeks pre-season.

“Then if we are having four weeks off, we need three weeks to bring ourselves up to speed, which takes us to Christmas.

“We have to look after our players otherwise they are going to get injured and the amount of bones that are getting broken in my team.

“Especially in people’s feet, toes and things like that I have never seen anything like it before when these are guys that go to work everyday.

“Let’s not forget that we are not professional footballers, we are not full time and we have to look after these guys.

“They have overloaded us with games anyway. I have huge concerns but we will adapt and do our best with it.”

Lewes suffered their first defeat in five games at the weekend as they were beaten 3-1 away at Lowestoft in their FA Trophy third qualifying round tie.

The hosts were 3-0 up after 55 minutes, thanks to a brace from Kieran Higgs and a goal from Connor Parsons.

Gary Noel did pull one back in the 82nd minute after being set up by Aaron Cosgrove but, it was not enough to stop the Rooks tasting defeat and Langton admitted that his side were not at the races.

He said: “We got punished for some silly mistakes but, you have again got to give Lowestoft credit for punishing us.

“I thought Jude Arthur and Alex Malins were very good but, overall as a team our bar dropped slightly compared to where it has been.

“It is going to happen once in a while and I am not going to read too much into it.”

Whitehawk were also knocked out of the FA Trophy after their 3-0 defeat at home to Cray Wanders.

First half goals from Rhys Murrell-Williams, Charlie Allen had put Cray 2-0 up at the break.

Freddie Parker added a third in the 86th minute to secure the win for the visitors.

Hawks boss Jude Macdonald admitted his side did not threaten to score.

He said: “When the draw was made, we were a bit disappointed it was Cray that we got, as it was one of the strongest sides we could have been given.

“I think we gave it a fair effort today.

“It was difficult to take being 2-0 down at half time, I don’t think that was warranted.

“But they are a very good side, very clinical with the chances they had and they took both those chances very well.

“We didn’t force their keeper to do enough, unfortunately, which is not the first time this season.”

Worthing suffered defeat as they were beaten 4-2 by Leiston on penalties, after twice coming behind to draw 4-4 in the match.

The Rebels were 2-1 down at half time after Liam Jackson had scored a brace for the hosts, with Ollie Pearce halving the deficit just before the break.

Finlay Barnes made it 3-1 in the 58th minute.

However, goals from Omar Korma and Mo Diallo meant the game was level at 3-3 with 15 minutes left.

Barnes then once again made put Leiston back.

But Worthing kept going and equalised in the 87th minute through Danny Barker.