Kettering Town's Boxing Day derby with Brackley Town to be behind closed doors

Fans will not be allowed into Latimer Park on Saturday

By Jon Dunham
Wednesday, 23rd December 2020, 4:39 pm
Updated Wednesday, 23rd December 2020, 4:41 pm
The gates of Latimer Park will be closed to supporters on Boxing Day with the news that Northamptonshire is to be moved into Tier 3. Picture by Peter Short
The gates of Latimer Park will be closed to supporters on Boxing Day with the news that Northamptonshire is to be moved into Tier 3. Picture by Peter Short

Kettering Town's big Boxing Day derby with Brackley Town will be played behind closed doors.

The Northamptonshire rivals are set to meet twice over the Christmas period but fans will not be allowed in after today's (Wednesday) announcement that the county will move into Tier 3 of the Covid-19 restrictions at one minute past midnight on Boxing Day morning.

The Poppies have confirmed that the clash at Latimer Park will be streamed live with further details to be announced.

Kettering are then due to travel to Alfreton Town on Monday before the reverse fixture with Brackley is played at St James Park on January 2.