WITTON Albion will be in the draw for the next round of the FA Trophy.

Scarborough Athletic - their first qualifying round opponents - have been forced to forfeit Saturday's tie after two of their players returned positive Covid-19 tests.

As a result, a number of Boro players will have to self-isolate.

"The club and these players have followed the correct protocols and the cases have been reported to the NHS and relevant authorities," a club statement read.

"With the health, wellbeing and livelihood of our players and staff paramount, we have taken the difficult decision, in line with FA protocols, to withdraw from our FA Trophy match with Witton Albion on Saturday, thus forfeiting the tie. 

"Announcements on forthcoming league games will be made in due course following consultation with the Northern Premier League."

Witton confirmed a positive test for one of their players yesterday, forcing last night's Cheshire Senior Cup tie against Crewe Alexandra to be postponed.