Exmouth Town Football Club has had to forfeit its FA Vase tie against Sherborne Town after a squad member tested positive for Covid-19.
The Southern Road outfit had been due to travel to Dorset today (Saturday, October 10) for the 2nd Qualifying Round match.
Town had already been forced to postpone a top-of-the-table Toolstation Western League clash with Plymouth Parkway on Wednesday night (October 7).
The club announced on Tuesday that a member of the first-team group had tested positive for Covid-19.
And in. a statement issued yesterday (Friday), Exmouth Town FC said: “After consulting both the FA and Public Health England, regrettably we have decided to forfeit the FA Vase game against Sherborne Town.
“We would like to wish Sherborne Town every success in the next round and thank them for their co-operation.”
Town have also postponed both Wednesday’s game away at Tavistock and next Saturday’s (October 17) trip to Odd Down (Bath).
Having to concede the FA Vase tie has a financial implication for the Southern Road club.
Last season Town won through four rounds of the FA Vase, banking around £2,000 in prize money in the process.
Town have also cancelled all football activities at the club until getting things back under way from Monday, October 20.
It all means that the next time the Exmouth faithful will get the chance to see their side in action will be on Wednesday, October 21, when Shepton Mallet will be the visitors to Southern Road.
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