The Southern Combination League (SCFL) have become the latest division to put their season on hold from tomorrow.

It means that the Boxing Day fixtures, which were scheduled to take place will be cancelled.

That is after the latest COVID-19 restrictions, which saw the Government announce a fourth tier.

At a meeting last night the SCFL met to discuss the latest restrictions from the government.

Despite the majority of East & West Sussex still being in Tier 2, there were several clubs in the Hastings & Rother areas who are now in Tier 4 along with several clubs who play in Surrey, that are also in Tier 4.

The league also had clubs that were in Tier 2 but on the border of Tier 4 and they had nearly half of their first team players from Tier 4 areas.

In the end the SCFL has to come to the tough decision to put the season on hold from tomorrow.

In a statement the SCFL said: "In the end and on balance it was regretfully felt that as from Wednesday 23 December the officers would suspend the playing season of 1st teams, U23 & U18."

The government are set to make another announcement on December 30, with the SCFL saying if this update 'favourable then fixtures would re-start on January 9'.