THE groups for Brighouse Town's proposed post-season football tournament have been decided, but only after the club issued a grovelling apology and changed the name of the competition.

After an online poll last week, the tournament was christened as the Covid Cup, narrowly beating the alternative option, the Yorkshire Isolation Trophy, by 186 votes to 180.

But Brighouse have decided that the references to the coronavirus pandemic were inappropriate in light of the current global situation, and have declared that the competition will instead be known as the Yorkshire Trophy.

In a club statement, they said: "Due to the pandemic, we at Brighouse Town feel that the recent online poll to determine the tournament name was not thought through properly and that the implications of the suggested names were ill-considered and insensitive to the ongoing situation.

"Therefore, the tournament will be now known as The Yorkshire Trophy and all branding will be updated and redeveloped.

"We apologise for any offence this may have caused, it was not our intention as a community football club."

But having overcome that sticky situation, the club have now announced the groups for the tournament.

One contains Campion, Eccleshill United, Thackley, Steeton, Silsden and Garforth Town, while the other sees Brighouse, Liversedge, Emley, Golcar United, Ossett United and Penistone Church face off.

As Brighouse chairman James Howard explained to the Telegraph & Argus last week, each team will play each other home and away, making it 10 matches apiece in the group stage.

The top two will play a two-legged semi-final, with the final taking place at Town's Yorkshire Payments Stadium.

However, unless the government allow fans to attend the matches, due to take place between April 13 and May 29, it will not go ahead.