Following yesterday’s sad passing of Queen Elizabeth II, all National League fixtures for tomorrow have been postponed as a mark of respect including the Peacocks’ home game with Eastbourne Borough. A statement on the Vanarama National League website reads:

Further to this morning’s statement by Debbie Hewitt, chair of The Football Association, all National League System, FA Trophy, and grassroots fixtures scheduled for this weekend will not take place as a mark of respect. The Queen was the FA’s patron, and Prince William is its President.

At this moment National League fixtures will go ahead as planned from Monday 12 September onwards although we understand no sporting event of any kind will be permitted on the day of The Queen’s funeral.

The decision to postpone this weekend’s fixtures is taken in line with guidance from the FA in consultation with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. The League fully supports this stance.

A new date for the Eastbourne game will be confirmed in due course.