Will the Non-league be a non-starter this weekend?

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North-West clubs are eagerly anticipating the decision of the FA regarding the potential start to their season on Saturday.

A meeting between the FA and clubs in the North West Counties League is set to take place this evening. Discussions may potentially delay the start to club’s seasons even further due to ever-increasing Covid-19 restrictions in the region.

Currently, fans are allowed to attend non-league games so long as rigorous guidelines are followed to ensure everyone’s safety. Hand sanitizer, track and trace and social distancing are all required for fan’s attendance.

However, because of rising infection rates in the North-West, fans may not be allowed to attend at all.

Especially following the postponement of Saturday’s planned North West Counties League Macron Cup Final between Runcorn Town and 1874 Northwich. With local councils suggesting that Runcorn Town should not play the game in front of spectators.

Other clubs in non-league have already kicked off and look forward to playing their next games, with the Coronavirus not threatening any further postponements at this moment in time.