Essex Senior League suspended after tier three announcement

Tarik Aciyan in action for Clapton FC

Tarik Aciyan in action for Clapton FC. Matches in the Essex Senior League will be suspended until December 23. - Credit: Alam Zaman

The Essex Senior League has been suspended for one week following the government's announcement on Covid tiers.

Health secretary Matt Hancock revealed on Monday that London, along with parts of Essex and Hertfordshire would be placed into tier three.

Non-elite football clubs across those areas will now only be able to admit 15 per cent of their stadium capacity into games.

A league spokesperson said it had decided to suspend playing football until the next government review on December 23, meaning that matches across both divisions will not take place between December 16 and that date.

The league only restarted earlier this month, after being halted during the countrywide second lockdown imposed by the government.

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Clapton FC's trip to West Essex on Monday night had already been called off after members of the home team were told to self-isolate following a confirmed case of the virus.

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