NATIONAL League officials have asked the FA to cease the non-league season with immediate effect, according to widespread reports.

However, official confirmation of the decision is yet to be declared and an Alliance League source believes the season could be postponed further, rather than terminated.

The developments are in response to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, which has suspended the non-league game until Friday, April 3 at the earliest.

Should the move be confirmed, Weymouth would end the Vanarama National League South season in third place.

Speaking to BBC Solent Sport, Terras' boss Mark Molesley expressed sympathy to his diligent players and backroom team.

"I feel for my players and staff who've worked tirelessly, he said.

"We never go short at Weymouth. The training sessions, the analysis, all the prep, all the organisation that's gone into it - the hard work hasn't really amounted to much.

"We find ourselves sitting third in the table and I think that's something the players and staff can be proud of in our first season in the (National League) South.

"I think we proved a few doubters wrong. We were put just to stay up by the so-called experts. I think we've over-achieved in a lot of people's eyes.

"Not from us from inside. We were always confident we would give people and run for their money, but it looks like it's all in vain."

Earlier this morning, fifth-placed National League side Boreham Wood released a statement given by the National League's chief executive Michael Tattersal, who feels the season should end "as soon as possible".

He said: "As many of you will know, The National League held a board discussion (Monday), which was the third such meeting in 11 days. The broad consensus was that our clubs wish for a decision to be made to close the season as soon as possible. 

"The National League attended a further meeting last night (by video conference) with The Football Association, and The FA have been asked to assist us with making the decisions to officially postpone all remaining National League fixtures and to end the season as soon as possible for the purposes of player contracts.

"The National League is also working with the FA to define all reasonable and practical options for the determination of the 2019/20 season, and to provide guidance to clubs on dealing with player contracts, player registrations and the application of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

"We will continue to press for updates and will ensure that any further information is relayed to clubs as soon as it is received.

"The league is very aware that clubs are looking for answers and greater certainty, and we remain focused on delivering these in the most timely manner possible. 

"Please keep the flow of information going with the league’s directors and staff, and be assured that we will respond as soon as we can when updates are available on the various issues.

"Finally, thank you to all clubs for submitting financial questionnaires. The data and comments have been reported to The Football Association, and we will continue to press for urgent additional assistance to be made available to National League and other non-league clubs.

"Above all we wish everyone a safe and healthy passage through these turbulent times."

Discussions are now taking place over how final positions should be decided.

Opinion is split between the 'points per game' model or to void the season without promotion and relegation.