THE West Riding County Cup will not take place next season, after the West Riding FA admitted that league competitions have to be prioritised due to the current coronavirus uncertainty.

No county cup competitions of any kind will take place, nor will the West Riding FA sanction any Ad-Hoc competitions for the forthcoming season either.

Last season's West Riding County Cup was cancelled in April, having almost reached its conclusion.

Guiseley had already reached the final after a fine 2-1 win at Harrogate Town, and they were set to play the winners of the other semi-final between Thackley and Farsley Celtic.

And it will be a long time before we see action in that competition again.

The West Riding FA stated earlier today: "The West Riding FA Cups Competitions Committee and Membership Regulations Committee have approved the following;

"The West Riding FA shall not operate any County Cup competitions for the forthcoming season (2020-21) and The West Riding FA shall not sanction any Ad-Hoc competitions for the forthcoming season (2020-21).

"The West Riding FA are mindful of the added logistical requirements imposed by the FA and government as a result of Covid-19 on league competition providers and the uncertainties that lie in the months ahead with respect to management of the virus in society and within sport specifically.

"The West Riding FA recognise the difficulties leagues will no doubt experience over the coming months and hope that the decision to postpone delivery of County Cup competitions and Ad-Hoc competitions will help in alleviating unnecessary pressure on leagues during these uncertain and challenging times.

"The West Riding FA will continue to work with leagues to effectively the ‘manage the return to football’."