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Football hit with more postponements because of positive Covid cases

Uncertainty: Football has had many twists and turns, ups and downs this season, with Covid cases now forcing matches to be called off. Pictured is action from a match in November between league leaders Dandy Town and St George's whose match last night against Somerset was postponed. (Photograph by Lawrence Trott)

St George’s Colts were hit with another setback with the news yesterday that last night’s rescheduled match against the Somerset Trojans was called off because of positive Covid-19 results in the Somerset team.

It marked the second time in just three days that St George’s had a match postponed because of Covid-19, with the Bermuda Football Association confirming that Sunday’s match between St George’s and Devonshire Colts had to be called off due to cases of Covid-19 in the Devonshire Colts team.

Attempts to get a comment from the BFA were not successful yesterday, but signs are not encouraging for sports, with football having had a few postponements in the last couple of weeks.

This weekend will signal the start of the second half of the league schedule, though some matches are still outstanding from the first half because of the postponements. Only three teams have completed their ten first half fixtures.

Yesterday, in a pre-match interview, Jarreau Hayward, the St George’s coach, expressed his doubts about the second half of the season being able to go ahead without further delays.

Two e-mails sent to the media by the BFA yesterday confirmed those fears as they announced that two Premier Division matches scheduled for this Sunday have been postponed because of Covid-19 cases.

The Devonshire Colts v North Village match is off because of several Colts players testing positive, while Somerset Eagles against Devonshire Cougars is also off due to several positive results in the Devonshire Cougars team.

Meanwhile, the BFA also announced the rescheduling of upcoming matches this week.

The Premier Division match between Robin Hood and Somerset Eagles, which has been postponed twice already on December 18 and 22, has been rescheduled for tonight at Goose Gosling Field at 9:00pm.

This weekend, the match between Robin Hood and Somerset Trojans has been put back from Saturday night to a 12.30pm start on Sunday at Goose Gosling Field, a weekend when no First Division matches will take place.

Sunday’s remaining fixtures will see X-Roads at home to league leaders Dandy Town at Garrison Field, while Southampton Rangers are at home to St George’s.

X-Roads moved off the bottom of the tables last weekend with a thrilling 4-3 win over Somerset Eagles, who dropped to last place with their seventh loss in nine matches.

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Published January 06, 2022 at 8:00 am (Updated January 05, 2022 at 7:59 pm)

Football hit with more postponements because of positive Covid cases

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