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Thursday 8th July 2021

Forfar Athletic Ross County Premier Sports Cup

SPFL statement

Premier Sports Cup – Forfar Athletic v Ross County

The SPFL Board has awarded a 3-0 win to Forfar Athletic in Saturday’s Premier Sports Cup tie between Forfar Athletic and Ross County, after Ross County informed the SPFL that they will not fulfil the fixture.

Ross County informed the SPFL that a number of players and staff have tested positive for Covid-19. After discussions with the Elite Sports Clinical Advisory Group, Ross County have confirmed that they do not have sufficient players available to fulfil the fixture.

An SPFL spokesman said: “Consistent with the announcements in respect of similar issues in the group stage of last year’s competition, any team unable or unwilling to field a team in a Premier Sports Cup Round 1 group stage tie, will forfeit the match on the basis of a 3-0 defeat. Accordingly, Forfar Athletic have been awarded a 3-0 win in the tie.

“This announcement demonstrates the continuing threat of disruption to SPFL competitions by Covid-19, particularly given the current levels of transmission of the virus throughout the country.

“We wish the affected players and staff the very best in their recovery and will continue to liaise with Ross County in the coming days.”