11 Apr 2021 in News
The FA has clarifed the rules about supporters at football matches.
It has confirmed that no fans will be allowed at non-league football where admission is charged until 17 May.
However, it says small numbers of spectators are allowed at games played on public parks.
An FA statement said: "On 7 April, the Government updated its guidance in relation to spectators. This confirms that at Step Two and Step One B, spectators are not permitted to attend sporting events taking place on private land, other than adults needed to supervise U18s that they have a responsibility for or providing care or assistance to a person with disabilities. They should maintain social distance and not mix with other households.
"This does not prevent people from viewing recreational or organised sport that is taking place in a public space, e.g. a park, at Step One B or Step Two, in groups of up to six people or two households.
"However, sporting events that are intended to attract spectators (including ticketed football matches), or events that are likely to attract a significant number of spectators (eg matches that would attract a large crowd) should not take place in a public space, or on private land, until step three."
The UCL's supplementary cup competitions kicked off yesterday, with no fans allowed at any games.
The results in the Kingfisher Lighting Premier Division Cup were:
Northampton ON Chenecks 4, Lutterworth Town 1
Pinchbeck United 0, Harborough Town 2
Rothwell Corinthians 2, GNG Oadby Town 0