WARRINGTON Town will play their last game for at least a month when they travel to face FC United tonight (Tuesday).
The FA has confirmed that following the latest Government announcement, that all non-elite football will be suspended from Thursday 5 November until Wednesday 2 December.
The Yellows have played 10 competitive matches since the start of the season, eight in the league and one each in the FA Cup and FA Trophy – all of which have been played in front of crowds, limited to a maximum of 600.
But their league trip to Manchester will be their last for a while.
An FA statement said: “Re-starting football at these levels has taken substantial determination and commitment from stakeholders across the game and The FA would like to thank everyone for their vital contributions.
“However, health and wellbeing remain the priority, so it is extremely important that clubs, players, coaches, match officials, league officials, volunteers, parents, carers and facility providers adhere to the UK Government’s new national Covid-19 restrictions during this period.”
Warrington Town were already without a game this Saturday anyway, as opponents Scarborough Athletic had been forced to postpone due to a COVID outbreak.
The Yellows then have four away games – at Grantham Town, Stafford Rangers, Stalybridge Celtic and Morpeth Town – before their next home game, scheduled for December 5 against Matlock Town.
Following the FA Trophy win over Lancaster City at the weekend, they have been drawn away to Marske United in the next round, though no date for that fixture has yet been announced.
The suspension of football also means that Warrington Rylands’ North West Counties League campaign will come to a halt.