BRADFORD (Park Avenue) will be playing another friendly against Farsley Celtic tomorrow, which has come about as a result of coronavirus issues surrounding the sides the two were supposed to be facing.

Avenue and Farsley have already played each other this week, with the latter scoring a late penalty to seal a 2-1 home win at The Citadel on Tuesday.

But they will now be playing in a reverse fixture at Horsfall tomorrow, behind closed doors at 2pm.

Avenue were supposed to be playing away this weekend at Spennymoor, but due to increased lockdown measures in the North East and the need to protect staff and players, it has been agreed to call that match off.

Farsley should have had different opponents this weekend too. They were meant to be playing Barnoldswick Town, but the Craven side confirmed on Wednesday that a first team player had tested positive for the virus.

In line with government and FA guidance, this means all footballing activity at the club has been suspended until September 30, meaning they could not fulfil their fixture with Farsley.

Meanwhile, the start date of the National League North season is still up in the air for Avenue, Farsley and Guiseley.

After a board meeting yesterday, the National League still appear to be keen on their clubs starting the season next weekend.

However, they also accept that a financial support package from the government needs to be in place as soon as possible, to allow their clubs to commence their season without fans in attendance.