Allocations for the top six steps of the FA's National League System for the 2019/20 season were announced on Sunday. Barum, who finished 19th in Evo-Stik Division One South last season, remain in the step four league due to the resignation of Street, who finished eighth. It's the second season in a row that Barnstaple have been given a reprieve due to a withdrawal from the league. They finished second from bottom in 2017/18, but were saved by the resignation of Shortwood United. Barnstaple Town manager Aaron Harper-Penman said it was a situation he didn't want to be in again.