1874 NORTHWICH have been cleared to resume hosting games at Townfield once more.

The club had requested the postponement of their two scheduled home league games – against Runcorn Town on Saturday and Bootle on Tuesday – to give them time to ensure they fully complied with requirements set down by Cheshire West and Chester Council amid rising rates of Covid-19.

However, the club have confirmed they are now in a position to host Selby Town in the FA Vase on Saturday in front of a limited crowd of 300 spectators.

It is good news at last after a testing few weeks for 1874 – the club also saw the Macron Cup Final against Runcorn Town postponed the day before the game due to Covid-19 concerns while leading scorer Scott McGowan has left the club to test himself at a higher level with Nantwich Town.

"After a fortnight of constant communication with local authorities, and a lot of hard work by club volunteers, we have been cleared to hold games at Townfield again," a club statement read.

"We invite supporters to read our Matchday Supporters Guide which holds all of the important information about these changes, and what is required of us as a club and supporters attending the game.

"The clubs updated Risk Assessment and Matchday Supporters Guide can be found on our website.

"Our number one priority has always been the safety and wellbeing of our supporters, so we urge everyone to digest the information provided to ensure that we can all get back to doing what we love most; watching football."

Tickets for Saturday's game are available for members to purchase from the club's website now before going on general sale tomorrow.