Coronavirus forces postponement of Royals clash

Suffolk FA Mini-Soccer and Youth Football Development Officer James Morley (left), and Kirkley & Pak

Suffolk FA Mini-Soccer and Youth Football Development Officer James Morley (left), and Kirkley & Pakefield FC Chairman Paul Underdown (right), launch the festival at the club’s Walmer Road ground. - Credit: Archant

Kirkley & Pakefield’s game against Stowmarket Town tomorrow has been called off after the visitors recorded a number of positive coronavirus tests.

The Royals were due to face Stowmarket in a Thurlow Nunn Premier Division match.

Stowmarket were forced to postpone their scheduled home game against Walsham-le-Willows on Tuesday for the same reason..

A statement on their official website read: “Following Saturday’s game against Mildenhall Town, one of our first-team players received a message from the NHS track and trace to notify him that he had been in contact with someone who had tested positive for Covid-19.

“Although his last contact with them was the previous Wednesday, he has still since tested positive and now our whole squad will need to be tested.

The whole club will continue to support all of our players and supporters and we wish anyone testing positive a speedy recovery.”