Wolverhampton Wanderers cancel cup tie after food poisoning following Reading clash

Outside the Madejski Stadium. Photo: Neil Graham.
Outside the Madejski Stadium. Photo: Neil Graham.

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Wolverhampton Wanderers Women have postponed a cup tie following a bout of food poisoning which BBC Sport and The Guardian report occurred after the FA Cup tie at Reading FC Women.

The BBC reports that Wolves academy manager for operations Laura Nicholls said: “Unfortunately, following the FA Cup victory at Reading on Sunday, a high percentage of our squad have fallen ill which we’ve aligned to the post-match food they received, because it’s also affected Reading. Oh

“14 of the playing staff and four of our coaching staff have been affected. We’ve not been able to train this week or complete any preparation.”

Wolves beat Reading 2-1 on Sunday in the Adobe Women’s FA Cup Fourth Round fixture played at Aldershot Town’s Recreation Ground.

A Guardian report on drastic cost cutting at the Royals said: “Post-match food provided at Reading Women’s FA Cup tie at home to Wolves last Sunday, played at Aldershot, has led to illnesses among both sets of players and forced Wolves to postpone a game against West Brom because a number of their squad were affected.”

Coincidentally Reading are due to host Birmingham at the Select Car Leasing Stadium on Sunday in the FA Women’s Championship.

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