A Lincolnshire football group was forced to cancel a pre-season friendly at the last minute after a member of its team suffered a coronavirus scare.

Grantham Town had been because of handle greater league opposition in the type of Alfreton Town in their first video game for months at The Meres on Saturday, September 5.

Nevertheless, the game was called off simply hours before kick-off after a Grantham gamer revealed they had actually come into contact with a relative, who had actually then checked favorable for the virus.

Grantham chairman Darren Ashton stated: “Saturday’s postponement wasn’t a choice taken gently, specifically just hours far from kick-off.

” Given the protocols and procedures in location, it was the right – and only – decision to take for all celebrations.

” Nevertheless, it was fantastic to see fans popping in for a beverage in the refurbished bar.”

The club has thanked Alfreton for its understanding of the scenario.

In a declaration, Grantham said: “The club wants to thank the officials and players at Alfreton Town for their understanding and cooperation concerning the postponement at brief notice, and want them all the very best for their upcoming season in the Vanarama National League North.

” The club thanks advocates for their understanding on Saturday as occasions took place rapidly.”

On the other hand, the Grantham player, who has not been named, has actually considering that been checked and returned an unfavorable outcome.

That implies the club’s video game with Spalding United can go ahead as organized tonight, Tuesday, September 8.

The club has actually also passed on its best dreams to the gamer’s household member and wished them a rapid and healthy healing.