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Highland League will not start until end of November due to rise of coronavirus cases in Scotland


By Will Clark

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The Highland League will be delayed until the end of November due to the rise of coronavirus cases in Scotland.

Rothes' Darryl McHardy and Strathspey's James Fraser compete for the ball. ..Rothes FC (3) vs Strathspey Thistle (2) - Highland Football League 01/02/2020 - MacKessack Park, Rothes...Picture: Daniel Forsyth..
Rothes' Darryl McHardy and Strathspey's James Fraser compete for the ball. ..Rothes FC (3) vs Strathspey Thistle (2) - Highland Football League 01/02/2020 - MacKessack Park, Rothes...Picture: Daniel Forsyth..

League officials have decided to pause the start of the 2020-21 season in view of the current public health circumstances.

The season will not start before Saturday, November 28 and confirmation of that or an extension of the pause will be considered at a meeting during the week beginning Monday, November 9.

The Highland League season was due to start on Saturday, October 17 with the Jags facing a tricky away day against Wick Academy.

A spokesman for the Highland League said: "The league management committee undertook a careful and detailed consideration of the current situation and felt that, all things considered, a pause was the most appropriate course of action."


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