Unusual to play a team in the same league so early on in pre season.
That's what I was thinking.
Very rare you play teams in the same division during pre season.
Very true but actually makes sense wrt distancing. If you really want to test yourself against "better" teams, you play teams in higher leagues like Swansea, Cardiff, WBA, etc. but these opportunities may now be restricted as these teams may not want the virus to hit their players if they play other lower league teams? The risks may outweigh any benefits for them? I think that this season, a lot of clubs, especially in the West which has fewer League clubs, will be playing less friendlies against higher opposition but more against local teams?
Frome played away yesterday at Bishop cleeve and won 4-0, so the non league clubs are playing behind closed doors, I thing to toolstaion League and the Southern League start at the same time as we do. I cannot see the problem with crowds for example Fomes ground holds 4,000 and the get 220 or so, lots of seat spare lots of standing room spare,I suspect the majority of grounds at that level are the same
Something tells me that this game against Swindon is more of a behind closed doors training ground friendly session rather than an official fixture. I’m sure we would have heard about it from the club by now otherwise.
Edit: Just seen that the post have said that it’s an U23 development squad fixture.