Thursday 19th March 2020

THE joint response group set up by Scottish football’s governing bodies has confirmed that the game will not resume before April 30 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

For Dumbarton, this means the postponement of matches at home to Peterhead and East Fife, and away games against Raith Rovers and Forfar Athletic.

A statement by the joint response group said: “The Scottish FA reiterates that all football in Scotland, both domestic and professional, remains suspended indefinitely.

“For the benefit of planning, the Scottish FA confirms that football in Scotland will not resume before 30 April.

“The medical advice is that we will not have reached the peak of the coronavirus epidemic in this country by then and the escalating measures which restrict the ability to play football matches will likely remain in force.

“The progress of COVID-19 remains uncertain for the whole country, but we are maintaining daily dialogue informed by the latest government and UK Medical Officers advice, to provide reassurance that the health and welfare of players, staff and supporters are our priority, along with the survival of clubs.”

Dumbarton Football Club

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