FIVE more football matches in the Costcutter Ceredigion League had to be called off last weekend due to Covid regulations, with Ffostrasol, Cardigan Town and Aberporth among the clubs having to cancel.

Newcastle Emlyn’s scheduled home fixture in Mid Wales League West was also called off by opponents Dyffryn Banw due to Covid protocol.

Up until Saturday, reigning Costcutter Ceredigion League champions St Dogmaels had only played one league since the start of the season.

Having been cleared to play themselves last weekend, their scheduled home game against Ffostrasol was called off by the visitors.

St Dogmaels were able to rearrange a visit to Llanddewi Brefi to take on Dewi Stars, after their game against Cardigan Town was called off.

Several members of the Cardigan squad were reported to be self-isolating after more positive Covid cases affecting the Magpies' squad.

Club chairman Seamus Doherty said: “We contacted the league secretary and Dewi Stars to put them in the picture. We don’t know how things will develop, but it appears that we will not play for at least 10 days.”

Aberporth were also forced to cancel their scheduled trip to face Bargod Rangers due to positive Covid cases, and players self-isolating.

The other games called off in the league due to Covid included the reserve matches between Cardigan Reserves and Llanilar Reserves; and Ffostrasol Reserves' fixture against Llechryd Reserves.