Yellows to return to league action on Boxing Day

Warrington Town will return to league action with the trip to Witton Albion on Boxing Day.

The Northern Premier League confirmed on Tuesday morning that the full league schedule will resume on Saturday December 26, and gave the option to play this Saturday too if both clubs were in agreement.

However, the Yellows will NOT play this Saturday (December 19), which had been scheduled to be a home game against Ashton United.

That means the next home game will be on New Year’s Day against Bamber Bridge (3pm), with tickets now on sale.

The full NPL statement: “Following the announcement made on 10th December that confirmed the return of spectators to grounds in Tier 3 areas, we subsequently received a high number of requests from NPL teams asking to play league fixtures from Saturday 19th December.

“In line with the statement issued yesterday morning it was the intention of the Trident Leagues to await notice of the implications of the latest Government review expected on Wednesday.  

“However, in view of the number of requests the Northern Premier League Board has taken the decision to permit clubs who are in agreement to play their league fixtures on Saturday 19th December with a 3pm KO. 

“Should there be any adverse changes affecting our Steps 3 – 4 as a result of any announcements made on Wednesday, we will advise you accordingly.  Otherwise we will look to resume the published league fixture schedule from Saturday 26th December for all clubs.

“This decision is that of the Board of the Northern Premier League.”

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