Boston United say they have reluctantly withdrawn from this season’s FA Cup.

It follows the positive Covid-19 test and subsequent isolation of the first-team staff and players which forced the postponement of their National League North fixture with Guiseley at the weekend. It now also means that they cannot fulfil their FA Cup tie with Hemel Hempstead Town this week.

The club say ‘all avenues’ were explored to try and keep them in the competition, with chairman David Newton adding:

“We explored the possibility of playing the youth team, bringing in new players and using the loan market, but all avenues that we explored had their own individual problems and, of course, we always had an eye on the integrity of the competition.”

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