In a vote that would determine the fate of the League Two season, clubs decided to end the season early. 

The decision means that the final standings will be decided by a points-per-game method, taking away the disadvantage for some clubs who have played fewer games.

This vote hasn’t finalised any decisions regarding promotion or relegation and there is still hope that the playoffs could still go ahead at a later date.

In a statement this afternoon, the EFL stated: “Having considered the protocols and costs that would be required to be met to conclude the current season, League Two Clubs have unanimously indicated a preferred direction of travel to curtail the campaign in line with the framework outlined by the EFL Board.”

The statement continued to say: “In addition, Clubs asked for consideration to be given to suspending relegation to the National League for 2019/20 as a result of circumstances created where fixtures cannot be completed.

No commitments were made in this respect and the Board will now consider the implications of the division’s preferred approach at their next meeting.”

This will be unwelcome news to some Salford City fans who still held on to the hope that their club could make the playoffs this season, as their side sits 8 points of the playoff places with what would have been 9 games to play.

However, this vote will have be well received by Swindon Town who through the points-per-game rule, leapfrog Crewe Alexandra to claim the league title.

Crewe alongside Plymouth Argyle are expected to be the other two teams promoted to League One.

At the bottom of the league, Stevenage find themselves bottom of the league by a considerable margin but it’s understood that nobody will be relegated from the division.

On the points-per-game basis, Salford would drop to 11th place behind Forest Green Rovers who have a game in hand on them.

Despite not achieving their ultimate goal, for their first-ever season in the EFL, Salford have held their own and look in a strong position to push for promotion next season.

That is, of course, relying on the fact that there will be a next season for League Two anytime soon, a prospect that is far from certain in this current unpredictable climate.

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