Brighton & Hove Albion’s Women’s Super League (WSL) game at Bristol City on Sunday has been postponed because of COVID-19 cases reported at Brighton, both clubs said on Saturday.

Brighton said that a second player returned a positive test result on Friday, while five others were deemed as close contacts. All seven players are now self-isolating, the club said.

Brighton, who is ninth in the 12-team WSL standings with eight points from 10 games, was scheduled to play bottom-placed Bristol on Sunday at Twerton Park at 1400 GMT.

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“The club applied for a postponement earlier today and this has been accepted by The Football Association,” Brighton said in a statement, adding that the date for the revised fixture will be decided later.

Earlier, Birmingham City’s WSL game at Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday was called off because the…

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