BOLDMERE St Michaels will no longer head to Worcester City on Saturday due to the ripple effect of two coronavirus cases.

Mikes secretary Clive Faulkner explained the Mikes would now host Brocton in the FA Vase this weekend after attempts to stage the tie on Saturday and Monday had to be postponed over Covid concerns.

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The Sutton Coldfield-based club was closed for 24 hours “as a precautionary measure” on Monday.

Clubs unable to fulfil FA Cup fixtures must withdraw but rules in the FA Vase, the national knockout competition for clubs at City’s level and below which finishes with a Wembley final, allow for a limited time to reschedule.

“Our FA Vase game has been postponed twice because of Covid incidents and it has to be played within eight days of the original tie,” said Faulkner.

“We have been advised by the FA to play it on the Saturday. The first one was called off with 24 hours to go, Monday’s was called off at around 3pm.”

Faulkner added: “We have thanked and would like to publicly thank all parties concerned for their patience and understanding during this trying time.

“In my opinion it is going to be a very difficult season and this is probably indicative of the sort of season we are going to have in front of us.”