09:38AM, Wednesday 06 January 2021
Slough Town’s trip to play Dulwich Hamlet on Saturday has been postponed due to multiple COVID cases in the hosts’ camp.
The Rebels reported their first COVID-19 case last week but were due to come through their period of isolation in time to make the trip to South London.
However, Dulwich – like many other clubs at their level – reported several cases of the virus and have had to isolate themselves until Friday. A mandatory 48-hour period at the end of this means the game against Slough has to be pushed back.
Slough wished everyone affected at Dulwich a ‘speedy and full recovery’ on their website this week.
The Rebels’ season has been badly disrupted by COVID issues in recent weeks. Their matches against Oxford City and St Albans City over the Christmas period were postponed and they haven’t played a competitive match since December 15, when Dartford knocked them out of the FA Trophy on penalties after a 2-2 draw.
In the mean time they’ve slipped to 19th in the National League South table, just a couple of points above bottom-placed Braintree Town who they’re set to play next at Arbour Park on January 16.
The club has picked up encouraging draws against Havant & Waterlooville and Chippenham Town in their most recent league fixtures but you have to go back to October 31 to find their last victory, a 2-1 win over Bath City.
*New dates for Slough’s postponed matches against St Albans City and Oxford City have now been arranged. The Rebels will host Oxford on Tuesday, February 2, (7.45pm), will go to Oxford for the return match on Tuesday, February 16, and will host St Albans City on Tuesday, February 23.
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