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Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties League postpones Festive fixtures

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The Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties League has postponed the round of fixtures due to take on Monday.

After taking on board the opinions of its member clubs, the league put out a statement on Tuesday morning confirming they had decided to cancel the matches for this date due to Covid.

A number of clubs have also expressed concern for the games due to take place on Monday, January 3, and the league said they will make a decision on this as soon as possible.

Fans were allowed inside Shoemaker's Lane for the game.. (53894917)
Fans were allowed inside Shoemaker's Lane for the game.. (53894917)

A statement on Twitter on Tuesday morning said: “The League has taken the decision to cancel all matches on 27 December.

“We regard this as a responsible course of action and one that eliminates pre-Christmas uncertainty clubs playing that day were asked their views and almost two thirds were in support on this course of action.

“There has also been concern expressed about playing on 3rd January and a decision about these matches will be made as soon as possible.”

The decision sees the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division clash between Swaffham Town and Fakenham Town, which was due to kick-off at 11am, postponed.

Fakenham Town are expected to entertain March Town United on Monday, January 3, while Swaffham Town are set to make the trip to league leaders Mulbarton Wanderers.

In the First Division North, Downham Town had been scheduled to travel to Diss Town.

On Monday, January 3, high-flying Downham are due to welcome Whittlesey Athletic to the Memorial Field.

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