SWANAGE Town & Herston's season opener has been postponed after one of their players tested positive for COVID-19.

Swans were due to begin their Dorset Premier League campaign against Shaftesbury Town reserves this afternoon, but the game will now be played at a later date.

An unnamed player returned a positive COVID test, having begun feeling unwell on Wednesday.

Swanage have confirmed the player featured for the club in a pre-season friendly against Corfe Castle at Day's Park the previous evening.

As a result, Corfe Castle's match against Balti Sports, also in Dorset Premier League, has also been postponed.

Instead, Balti Sports will host Shaftesbury Town reserves today.