NORTH Leigh are confident the BetVictor Southern League’s suspension will not endanger their future, the club’s chairman has said.

The Millers’ season has been halted until at least Monday due to the coronavirus crisis.

Many non-league clubs will take a financial hit during the enforced break, with Didcot Town this week launching a fundraising appeal after revealing their very existence is under threat.

North Leigh’s situation is not as dire as their Division 1 Central rivals and chairman Ed Martin explained they are helped by the lack of reliance on their Eynsham Park home.

He said: “We don’t train at the ground – the first team train in Abingdon or at Oxford City and the youth team in Witney.

“Because the location is a bit out of the way, we don’t open it for social events.”

Martin added: “Eynsham Hall don’t charge us through the nose, but we still have the running costs.

“We’re going to face a bit of adversity, but we’re not worried the club is going to fold.”

The Southern League will review the suspension today, with an update expected on Monday.

Craig Dore’s side have had 12 games postponed already this season, but Martin backed the league’s stance.

He said: “Because they don’t have FA guidance or past cases to go on, you don’t want to make any major calls because no-one knows what’s going to happen.

“We’re not too worried that we’re going to get stung.”

Meanwhile, Wantage Town boss Matt Biddle has cancelled first-team training sessions as football takes a back seat for the time being.

He said: “I think suspending the season is the right thing.

“It’s better everyone is safe rather than committing to football.”

Rock-bottom Wantage have accumulated just four points during a miserable season.

But Biddle revealed his squad are desperate for the campaign to resume as soon as possible.

He added: “With our situation in the league we’re happy with whatever – if we were top I’d tell you we want to carry on.

“But we’ve got a very young squad and they’re all keen to play.

“They’re chomping at the bit and want to get back to it.

“I’m the same, but we’d rather be safe than sorry.”