Fraserburgh chairman Finlay Noble had no complaints with the decision to crown Brora Rangers as Highland League champions for 2019-20 was the right one.
The 17 member clubs met in Lossiemouth at the weekend where it was decided to crown leaders Brora as champions and declare the 2019-20 season officially over.
The Cattachs were 13 points clear of second-place Inverurie Locos with two games in hand and 17 points ahead of Fraserburgh having played three games more than the Broch.
Noble, who put forward the motion to award the title to Brora, said: “We felt it was the right thing to do. Somebody needs to be the champion, having played that amount of games.
“We were realistic. Despite the fact we could mathematically catch Brora they have proven to be worthy winners of the league.
“The fact there is no relegation from the Highland League made it an easier meeting.
“The SPFL have a big job on their hands trying to please 42 clubs. We only had 17 to please.
“If you are outside the top four positions, it doesn’t really matter where you find yourself positioned at the end of the season as there is no relegation.
“It will be different as and when relegation comes but at this moment in time nobody really sees any possibility of football resuming anytime soon.
“To prolong the season in the hope it might start again didn’t seem right. It would just impede into next season.”
It will now be up to the SPFL to decide whether Brora will partake in the pyramid play-offs against the Lowland League champions and the club who finishes bottom of League 2 or if the Cattachs will receive direct promotion to the fourth tier.
Noble added: “Whatever is decided, Brora at least deserve the chance to try to get into the SPFL.
“If it is a direct route as part of this proposal people have been speaking about then that would be great for them.
“They have deserved their shot at it.”