THE North West Counties Football League will resume on Saturday, the league have confirmed.

This news follows the FA’s announcement that clubs in Tier 3 areas can admit small numbers of supporters to home matches.

As Northwich currently falls within under Tier 2 restrictions, it means 1874 Northwich, Northwich Victoria, Winsford United and Barnton can have up to 300 spectators at their home matches.

Barnton are in FA Vase action on Saturday as they host their rearranged second round clash with Seaham Red Star, which was postponed at the weekend due to a waterlogged Townfield pitch.

Vics and 1874 both have home games, with the former hosting Bootle at Wincham Park on Sunday.

Due to Barnton's FA Vase clash at Townfield, 1874 have agreed to move their clash with Padiham to Tuesday, December 22.

Winsford are not due for action until Boxing Day when they travel to Congleton Town.

Meanwhile, the Northern Premier League – which contains Witton Albion – have announced they will wait until after the government’s first review of the tier system on Wednesday before making a decision on a restart.

In a previous statement before the change of position on fans at Tier 3 clubs, the NPL had postponed all games up to and including Saturday, December 19.

"The Trident Leagues (the Isthmian, Northern Premier and Southern Football Leagues) welcome the decision to allow some fans into grounds situated in Tier 3 areas,” a league statement read.

“However, in light of the decision of all 224 Clubs only last week to vote overwhelmingly in favour of suspending the current season the Leagues have decided to wait to see the implications of the Government’s review of the Tier system in England – due next Wednesday - before making any further announcements."