This is the statement from the FA – “Following the Government’s announcement today, for people to avoid social contact and gatherings where possible, we are now advising that all grassroots football in England is postponed for the foreseeable future.”

“Throughout this period, we have taken Government advice with the priority being the health and wellbeing of all. We will continue to work closely with the grassroots game during this time.”

“We are in regular communication with the Government and the situation within English football at all levels remains under regular review. Further updates will follow as needed.”

I have taken the decision this evening to postpone all matches up to and including Sunday 5th April and will speak with the Kent FA tomorrow to see what options we have – sadly the U13, U14 and U16 Cup Finals are postponed. I will update further tomorrow. I am equally gutted as most of you are but we are part of something that is going to change our everyday life for a good while and we must protect those who are at risk from this horrible virus.