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Yellows and other football called off due to coronavirus fears

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WARRINGTON Town’s game at home to Buxton has been postponed due to coronavirus fears.

Although the Northern Premier League had decided that games would go ahead, despite the Premier League and Football League suspending their competitions until April, the Yellows plans to play on were halted.

This was because Buxton refused to travel – after neighbours Matlock Town revealed a member of their club was self-isolating with symptoms of COVID-19.

With Warrington having played Matlock in midweek, the Bucks were unhappy to take the risk of travelling to Cantilever Park.

Yellows chairman Toby Macormac said: “There are no issues whatsoever with the environment at Warrington Town and there are no reported health concerns from any player or member of staff.”

The club say they are expecting further updates on the remainder of the season from the Northern Premier League early next week.

Meanwhile, Rylands’ game with Congleton Town was postponed. The Warrington Junior Football League has also suspended all its games for the next two weeks.

Rylands NWCFL game at Congleton Town scheduled for Saturday was postponed with the Congleton issuing the following statement:

“We have a player who trained during the week with symptoms that could be a result of the Corona Virus. Having spoken with the NWC League Chairman, it has been agreed that the game should be postponed on safety grounds.”

Rylands are scheduled to return to action next Saturday when they welcome league leaders 1874 Northwich to Gorsey Lane, kick off 3pm.

However, a league management meeting is being held on Monday evening to discuss the ongoing situation and the continuation of fixtures..

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