THE ARDAL Northern League structure is currently looking at alternative measures to complete the season when they are granted permission to resume.

Any incoming measures would apply to those plying their trade in Tier 3 of the Football Association of Wales’ new pyramid structure, which includes the likes of St Asaph City, Llandudno Albion, Denbigh Town and Porthmadog.

A statement released on the Ardal Northern League website claimed that getting in the allotted 30 games needed for a full season before May would be highly unlikely, with the local lockdown across the North Wales region plunging into doubt whether the season will get underway at all.

Regardless of the current uncertainty, league officials have been exploring the possibility of various scenarios to ensure some form of successful conclusion can come about, which includes no cup games on the calendar and each side playing each other just once.

Another possible alternative is for teams to play each other once and then split the league, which is something currently being used in the JD Cymru Premier.

Splitting the league up into two sections to further decrease travel is also up for consideration, as is playing two games a week despite just 11 of the 32 teams having floodlights.

An Ardal Northern League spokesman, said: “The league is constantly looking at government announcements with the hope that we can start the new FAW leagues.

“To get 30 league games in by May is highly unlikely. Big decisions will have to be made that will not be favourable to everybody.

“We (like everybody) cannot wait for the green light to start the season when it is safe to do so, in the meantime, we are looking for more ways to schedule the playing of league games.”