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EFL Statement | Dale Receive A Bye Into Carabao Cup Round Two

10 August 2021

Following yesterday's announcement that Rochdale's Carabao Cup Round One tie against Harrogate Town was postponed due to positive Covid cases in the Town playing squad, Dale will receive a bye into Round Two.

A statement from the EFL says:

Rochdale AFC will receive a bye into this season’s Round Two of the Carabao Cup after it was determined opponents Harrogate Town would be unable to fulfil the Round One fixture within the required time period. 

It has been determined that opponents Harrogate Town would be unable to fulfil the Round One fixture within the required time period.

This follows a request to reschedule Harrogate’s next three fixtures after number of positive cases of COVID-19 were identified within the club, and a number of individuals being unable to play or train due to either a positive test, or the requirement to self-isolate, in line with Government and EFL guidance.

While Harrogate Town did seek to reschedule the Carabao Cup fixture, the available date proposed would not have provided enough time for logistical arrangements to be made, or tickets to be sold for the Round Two tie and in accordance with Carabao Cup rule 5.1, Harrogate Town will therefore forfeit the tie.

We would like to wish those affected by Covid at Harrogate Town a speedy recovery. 

Ticket refund information will be announced on Wednesday. 


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