Four more York City games postponed after another player tests positive for coronavirus

Bootham Crescent. Photograph: Richard McDougall
13 Nov 2020 @ 9.23 am
| Sport

York City’s stop-start season has come to a juddering halt once again after another player tested positive for Covid-19.

The club issued a statement today (Friday) saying: “York City Football Club can confirm that a player has tested positive for Covid-19.

“All backroom staff and players across the first team will self-isolate until 25 November and the club will seek to reschedule all games that fall within that period of time.”

That means the postponement of these four fixtures:

  • Kidderminster – away (scheduled for Sat 14 Nov)
  • Gateshead – home (Tue 17 Nov)
  • AFC Fylde – home (Sat 21 Nov)
  • Hereford FC – away (Tue 24 Nov).

The 14 days isolation period follows National League guidance.

But it means City are building up a significant backlog of games.

Two fixtures were postponed when a City player tested positive last month.

And the game against Chester on 7 November was called out after a number of positive coronavirus tests in the Chester camp.

One fan commented on social media: “No way we will complete this season.”