Boston United’s National League North trip to AFC Fylde has been delayed after a member of the first-team squad checked favorable for coronavirus.

A statement launched by the Pilgrims on Saturday, November 14 validated the positive outcome implying the entire team and management group have been asked to self-isolate.

United vice-chairman and Covid Officer Neil Kempster stated: “Following the laid down procedures, and as a safety measure, we have actually advised the squad and management team to self-isolate.

” This is due to a player testing positive for the Covid-19 infection, who has touched with the team. This follows advice from the club’s Covid Medical Officer – and this action has actually been agreed with the National League Covid Medical Officer.

” The player in question was tested the other day. After discussions with the National League and AFC Fylde, and as we all wished to play the fixture, it was agreed that we would wait to see if the test outcome came through before 10.00 am this early morning.

” If it was a negative outcome the match would have proceeded as planned, however of course if the test result was favorable, the 14-day self-isolation duration will continue.

” As always, our actions will stay under review, and we will continue to react to the establishing scenario. We will offer care and support the player through this period.”

Mr Kempster added: “In spite of all our best shots, the team has actually been affected once again, which underlines how this infection continues to affect all our lives. We have had a great start to the season and were searching for a great run of video games, but we need to put the safety of everybody to the fore.”

A new date for the fixture will be revealed in due course.