As stated in a letter from the FA recently, all pre-season friendlies involving clubs at Steps 1 to 7 of the National League System must be played behind closed doors.
In their letter the FA said: “The guidance released by The FA on Saturday, 18th July was clear that all friendlies with National League System Clubs should be played behind closed doors. This has not changed. Over the weekend, as clubs have returned to pre-season competitive fixtures, we understand some fixtures were played with spectators and, in a small number of cases, with a crowd in excess of 100. The guidance regarding gatherings is a clear Government issued position and as such we must re-emphasise that ALL National League System pre-season fixtures should be played behind closed doors.”
The Yellows begin their pre-season friendly schedule at Cullompton Rangers on Tuesday evening and it will be played with strictly no admittance to supporters.
Further pre-season friendlies will be announced in due course and we hope to be able to provide updates and news on our social media channels and unless there is clear confirmation to state otherwise, these also unfortunately will have to be played behind closed doors.
We understand that our supporters are looking forward to seeing the team but we ask all of our fans that intend to travel to our fixtures not to do so, so as not to potentially jeopardise the start date for the new season, which is still to be confirmed.