All Trowbridge grassroots football is suspended from Thursday for a month after Government lockdown rules

  Posted: 03.11.20 at 14:13 by The Editor

FOOTBALL across Trowbridge will come to a standstill again this weekend and for the next month due to the new Covid-19 lockdown arrangements.

Grassroots sport has been told to stop, although elite sport across England is allowed to continue.

That means Trowbridge Town's Wiltshire Senior League home match against Royal Wootton Bassett Town Development at Woodmarsh on Saturday is off.

Trowbridge Town were also due to be away at Odd Down Reserves on Wednesday November 11, away at Cricklade Town on Saturday November 14 and home to Melksham Town on Saturday November 28.

But, in an email statement to all clubs, the league's honorary general secretary Jim Thorn issued the advice about the Government's guidelines and said: “I have received the attached correspondence, confirming that grassroots football is suspended, from this Thursday 5th November until 2nd December.

“During the course of the lockdown, I’ll keep you up to date with any further guidance from The FA as to when we can resume fixtures.”

And speaking to Trowbridge Nub News, he added: “The clubs have done a great job in putting the measures in place to allow it to go ahead (in the past weeks).

“It's a shame (second lockdown). I guess we have got to believe it is for the greater good.”

He added that the forthcoming fixture list was looking ok even with lockdown.

Meanwhile, the Trowbridge and District Football League has also been suspended for the foreseeable future.

It means third-placed Hilperton United's game away at Spectrum FC and Semington Magpires match at home to Ramsbury, both in the Wiltshire Junior Cup this Saturday, and Trowbridge Town Reserves game away at The Stiffs and Staverton United's away clash at Wesbury United Reserves, both in the second division of the league, are postponed.