Nuneaton clash against York in sixth-tier postponed due to international call-ups

Nuneaton Borough vs York on Saturday – in the sixth tier of the football pyramid – has been postponed because of international call-ups.

National League side Nuneaton have Theo Wharton and Harrison Panayiotou are in St Kitts & Nevis’ squad for the Concacaf Nations League qualifier with Puerto Rico on September 9.

Harrison Panayiotou is in St Kitts & Nevis’ squad
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And Kairo Mitchell is in the Grenada squad to travel to Curacao the following day.

It is the second time the fixture has been canned after the March match was also a victim of international football.

And Boro will be hit in the pocket for the second year running.

Club secretary Adam Etheridge said: “It’s quite unfortunate for us because York is one of our bigger gates of the season.

Mansfield captain captain Krystian Pearce, right, will represent Barbados for their CONCACAF Nations League qualifier against Guyana
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“Now, we have lost a Saturday home game against them two seasons in a row.

“Moving the game to a Tuesday night will obviously affect the attendance.”

Crewe Alexandra’s home game with Mansfield Town on Saturday has also been postponed.

Omari Sterling-James is also joining up with St Kitts and captain Krystian Pearce will represent Barbados for their CONCACAF Nations League qualifier against Guyana on September 6.

A Crewe spokesman said: “They have call-ups for players in for UEFA U21 Championship Qualifying and CONCACAF Nations League matches and they therefore requested to the EFL to make the postponement.

“Both clubs are now working on rescheduling the fixture and the new date will be communicated to supporters as soon as possible.”

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