A general view of VCD Stadium, The Oakwood, Old Road, Crayford Charlton Athletic Women v Leicester City Women, FA Women's Championship football match, The Oakwood, Crayford, UK - 17 Nov 2019 Photo: Stephanie Meek for The FA

Brighton & Hove Albion’s Conti Cup fixture at Charlton Athletic postponed

Brighton & Hove Albion’s FA Women’s Continental League Cup fixture at Charlton Athletic this evening suffered a late postponement with a member of The Seagulls’ staff having tested positive for Covid-19 according to reports on the club’s official website.

Albion were set to take on the second tier Addicks at The Oakwood, however, an announcement made around the time of the scheduled kick-off confirmed that the game would not be going ahead.

A new date for the fixture is expected to be agreed between the two clubs and The Football Association in the coming days.

Members of Albion’s coaching and backroom staff are now expected to go into self-isolation with Sunday’s home fixture against Aston Villa in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League in serious doubt. At this stage, it is unknown whether Albion’s match at West Ham United on Sunday 15 November could also be affected.

Brighton & Hove Albion were hoping to get a positive result from their FA Women’s Continental League Cup fixture against Charlton Athletic after being defeated on penalties by West Ham United in their opening group match. The Seagulls are bidding to reach the quarter-finals of the competition for the third season running but they are set for an extended wait to learn their fate.

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