Notts County forfeit FA Cup tie due to Covid-19 outbreak

Notts County become latest non-league team to forfeit FA Cup tie after six players tested positive for coronavirus… but Barnet plan to fulfil their fixture despite a Covid scare

  • Notts County will not travel to Kings Lynn Town for fourth qualifying round tie 
  • Two players have tested positive for the virus this week after four last week
  • Six Barnet players and manager Peter Beadle have tested positive

Notts County have withdrawn from the FA Cup after an outbreak of Covid-19. 

Two players have tested positive for the virus this week after four last week, leaving manager Neal Ardley with only 14 available players and the former FA Cup winners will not to travel to King’s Lynn Town for their fourth qualifying round fixture on Saturday. 

National League fixtures, against Halifax and Aldershot, have also been postponed. 

Notts County have decided not to travel to Kings Lynn for their fourth qualifying round tie

‘While I’m devastated I won’t have the opportunity to put together a Cup run, the safety of my players, staff, the opposition and their families have priority at this terrible time,’ said Ardley. 

King’s Lynn will receive a bye and will be in the first round proper for the first time in their history. 

The draw is on Monday.

Barnet, meanwhile, confirmed six players and manager Peter Beadle have tested positive for Covid-19 but plan to fulfil their FA Cup tie against Leiston.

Kettering Town and Boston United were forced to forfeit FA Cup ties earlier in the competition after players tested positive for coronavirus.




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