Coronavirus: Eastbourne Borough statement on National League postponing fixtures

Eastbourne Borough has said the latest development in the Coronavirus outbreak and it's effect on football 'will come as no surprise'.

Monday, 16th March 2020, 8:08 pm

The National League announced today (Monday) that it will postpone all fixtures until at least April 3 - following suit with the professional game and the Isthmian League, who made the call pre-weekend.

SEE ALSO Coronavirus: Grassroots football in England is suspended | Eastbourne Borough games called off as National League follows moves to suspend programme | Coronavirus: SCFL cease all fixtures until April 4 | Eastbourne Borough boss Bloor - 'My players were just magnificent'A Borough club spokesman added: This development will come as no surprise, either to club officials or to supporters. The situation has escalated rapidly, and on Saturday there was a sense around the ground that our game against Maidstone United might well be the last for a while.

"It is only honest to say that the postponement of fixtures will entail challenges for all clubs at our level. But the Club fully understands the gravity of the situation nationally.

Eastbourne Borough celebrate a goal against Maidstone United on Saturday. Picture by Jon Rigby

"These are extraordinary and unprecedented times, and we will see it through along with the rest of the community. We offer our very strongest wishes and support to those on the front line."