DARLINGTON still have a mammoth 31 National League North league games to play in a turbulent season after tomorrow's scheduled game at Kidderminster Harriers was postponed.

Even though the Aggborough pitch has been covered for most of the week, the playing surface is still frozen in parts, and following an inspection this afternoon, the match was postponed.

When it will be re-arranged for – or whether it will even be played at all – remains to be seen.

Quakers have 31 league matches and an FA Trophy quarter final tie still to play, and they are facing the prospect of having to play three games a week around Easter should the season continue.

Quakers’ next game is scheduled to be against Boston United on Tuesday night at Blackwell Meadows. This was the game that was abandoned back in November when Nicky Hunt sustained a serious head injury.

Whether the season is declared null and void remains to be seen, as the National League is still waiting for all its 66 clubs to submit their votes, and at the moment, it seems that the vote could go either way.

Meanwhile, Spennymoor Town have reinforced their stance on not playing any more league matches this season no matter what the outcome of the ongoing vote.

Moors confirmed today that their scheduled game against Alfreton tomorrow is postponed, and issued a statement laying out the rationale for their stance.

Spennymoor's statement said: “The primary reason for this position is on the grounds of safety for our players, staff and officials. Additionally, there is no resolution in place for the financial or testing issues facing all clubs in the National League system.

“The resolution voting process is ongoing with clubs of all three divisions, meaning that playing this fixture could potentially result in risking the wellbeing of our people meaninglessly by the time results are published.

“We notified Alfreton of our intentions earlier this week out of respect for our National League North counterparts.”

Several clubs have been charged by the league for not playing games, and one club, Concord Rangers, have angrily replied to the league’s suggestion that clubs take out loans to replace the grants they were promised by the league at the start of the season.

Clubs are saying that league rules don’t allow them to take out big loans, and Concord said; “The competition has failed in its duty to protect all clubs from its very own rules.”

Gateshead have also refused to travel to AFC Fylde, while Blyth Spartans' game at AFC Telford is also off.

Nigel Huddleston, an MP who is a member of the Government, has also put pressure on the National League in a letter to fellow MP Philip Hollobone.

Huddleston's letter, which pinned the blame for the current shambles at the door of the National League, said: “I understand that some National League clubs say that they only agreed to start the season on the basis that the National League told them that they would be receiving grants.

"It is unfortunate the National League chose to communicate this to clubs without first clarifying the nature of the support with DCMS. This appears to be a regrettable misunderstanding.”