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Linnets suspend Boxing Day ticket sales as Tier Four move hits West Norfolk sport

King's Lynn Town has suspended ticket sales for its Boxing Day meeting with Notts County, following the announcement that Norfolk will move into tier four coronavirus restrictions.

The tougher rules will be in place from 12.01am on Saturday, meaning fixtures will once again have to take place behind closed doors.

The Linnets had been hoping to welcome up to 1,400 fans to The Walks for the fixture against the Magpies, after hundreds attended the match against Torquay United 11 days ago.

The Walks stadium home of King's Lynn Town Football Club (42511907)
The Walks stadium home of King's Lynn Town Football Club (42511907)

But a post on the club's Twitter feed a short time ago said: "Following the announcement that Norfolk will be moved into tier 4 at 00:01 on December 26th we have suspended sales of tickets for our game with Notts County."

The post added that a full statement will be made later this evening.

The announcement also means that Fakenham Racecourse will also have to revert to holding meetings behind closed doors again from its next fixture on January 4, after annual members were permitted to attend the Christmas fixture on Sunday.

Grassroots sport will also be suspended once again, meaning fixtures for teams such as Downham Town, Fakenham Town, King's Lynn Town Reserves and Swaffham Town will not now take place under FA guidance which prevents non-elite matches.

And teams including West Norfolk Rugby Club, which only returned to friendly action this week, will also have to put plans for fixtures in the new year on hold.

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