OXFORD United and Oxford City will be the only teams in Oxfordshire able to train and play league games during the second national lockdown.

The sport had been awaiting an announcement from the Football Association since the measures were announced on Saturday.

They come into force from Thursday for a month, with only elite sport able to continue - subject to parliament approving the lockdown tomorrow.

The FA said matches and training in steps three to six of the men’s national league system (NLS) and tiers three to seven of the women’s football pyramid would be suspended.

The suspension also covers matches and training in regional NLS feeder leagues, the Women’s Super League academy league, FA girls regional talent clubs and indoor and outdoor youth and adult grassroots football.

“Restarting football at these levels has taken substantial determination and commitment from stakeholders across the game and the FA would like to thank everyone for their vital contributions,” a statement from the governing body read.

“However, health and well-being remain the priority, so it is extremely important that clubs, players, coaches, match officials, league officials, volunteers, parents, carers and facility providers adhere to the UK Government’s new national Covid-19 restrictions during this period.”

Banbury United's Southern League matches are on hold, but are one of ten 'non-elite' teams with special dispensation to play in the Emirates FA Cup first round this weekend.