Our hosts have made the difficult decision to postpone Tuesday’s pre-season friendly against the Reds due to Covid-19 restrictions placed on them by the Director of Public Health at very short notice.
Fylde were given Lancashire County Council’s approval to play host to the Reds with a reduced capacity on Tuesday 6th July. However, this afternoon they've received a directive highlighting the need for a mandatory negative Covid test to be evidenced for entry into the stadium.
Any fans who may have recently attended Wembley Stadium for the England matches will know what a complex operation this is and how difficult it is for both stewards and fans alike. To comply properly, this would require extensive planning to implement this system, which is not possible for a club of Fylde's size, and therefore, regrettably the Coasters have had to postpone the match.
Whilst both clubs are extremely disappointed that we are unable to fulfill this fixture at Mill Farm Stadium, safety has, and always will be, the first priority.
Fylde's ticketing team will be in touch with those affected to arrange refunds or transfers in due course.