11 Jan 2021 by John Edwards

King's Lynn game off

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Altrincham's Vanarama National League game with King's Lynn Town at The J.Davidson Stadium has been postponed due to COVID-related issues at the Norfolk club.

In-form Alty were scheduled to host King's Lynn tomorrow night (Tuesday) after a run of three successive away fixtures at Sutton United, Stockport County and FC Halifax Town.

But they were informed earlier this morning that the game had been called off by the league after an investigation was launched into COVID matters at King's Lynn.

The Linnets, promoted to the National League along with Alty last season, issued a statement, saying: "Tomorrow evening's scheduled National League fixture at Altrincham has been postponed by the National League due to an ongoing  COVID investigation at The Walks.

"Following assistant manager Paul Bastock's positive test on Christmas Day, full back Aaron Jones also provided a positive COVID test over the festive period. Aaron's last contact with any of his team mates or club management was on December 22nd  - the fixture away at Alfreton Town in the FA Trophy. 

"A procedural error took place within the club, which has now been rectified, in relation to the situation involving Aaron, with the National League informing the club that they had taken the decision to postpone the game early this morning.

"No other players or club management are having to isolate because of the situation and we expect to be back in action this weekend when we visit Hornchurch in the FA Trophy." 

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