Saturday's 5th round FA Vase tie between Leamington and Retford has been hit by bird 'flu. With the possibility of the 1,263 ground record being broken, the owner of the nearby chicken farm has said that it cannot be used for overspill parking because of the risk of bird 'flu. Fans are being urged to make use of an enhanced park and ride service from the AP car parks, supplemented by a free minibus service from Leamington Station.
Snow forecast for Thursday is another threat to the tie. Perhaps the supporters will end up shovelling snow off the pitch as they did at an earlier FA Vase tie away to Loughborough Dynamo.