“We thought it correct that we clarify information released regarding our weekend home game with Atherton Collieries FC.
The game was called off, after consultation with the league. With one of our Tuesday opponents, from Gainsborough Trinity, having to self isolate we spoke with the league and it was agreed that the safest thing was to postpone our fixture, in line with current guidelines, protocol and of course, welfare.
With us also having a few people around the club who could be affected in such a situation, including Chairman John Bromley whose wife currently has some serious health issues, the decision brought home the importance of reducing risk and protecting people, at this time.
This also aligns with our duty to players, staff, officials and volunteers.
To clarify, we currently have nobody diagnosed or showing signs of contracting Coronavirus.”