BREAKING: Boston United postpone two further matches

Further positive Covid test in camp...
Uniteds squad will self isolate again. Photo: Oliver Atkin.Uniteds squad will self isolate again. Photo: Oliver Atkin.
Uniteds squad will self isolate again. Photo: Oliver Atkin.

Boston United have been forced to postpone two further matches due to a positive Covid-19 test.

Tuesday’s home contest against Kettering Town, which looked set to be their first-ever game at their new stadium, will have to be re-arranged, as will next Saturday’s scheduled arrival of Spennymoor Town.

A new date will also need to be set for the visit to AfC Fylde. Today’s match was postponed this morning following a positive Covid-19 test.

It has been a wretched few weeks for the Pilgrims.

United have already self isolated for a two-week period following six cases in the camp earlier in the season, which meant the club had to withdraw from the FA Cup as they couldn't play their clash against Hemel Hempstead.

On top of that, the growing backlog of fixtures has not been helped by the clash at Bradford Park Avenue being postponed twice due to floodlight issues at the Horsfall Stadium and last weekend's match at Chorley being postponed due to the Magpies' FA Cup involvement.

United finally took to the turf following a 10-day absence on Tuesday, leading Darlington 2-0 with 87 minutes played before an injury to Nicky Hunt saw the match abandoned with seconds left on the clock.

At present, the Pilgrims look set to return to action on November 28, when they are due to travel to Blyth Sparans, exactly four weeks since their last competitive match, a 1-0 win at Southport.

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