YORK City dropped to 10th in National League North after sitting out the first of four fixtures that fall in their self-isolation period.

The Minstermen announced towards the back end of last week that a player had tested positive for Covid-19, with the case requiring first-team players and staff to isolate until November 25.

City’s first game out of isolation is slated for November 28 at Leamington - who have announced a positive Covid-19 test of their own and so missed out on their weekend trip to Chorley.

The Brakes are second bottom and winless after four games, which have yielded just two points.

Second-placed AFC Fylde were also out of action as a positive test at opponents Boston United forced the postponement of their fixture.

Unbeaten table-toppers Gloucester City could not fully capitalise and only extended their lead at the summit by one point after being held to a topsy-turvy 4-4 draw at home to Bradford Park Avenue.

The visitors took an early lead but found themselves 3-2 down at the break, Akwasi Asante netting a brace for the hosts.

Two Avenue goals followed the restart and Gloucester needed Bernard Mensah to score and rescue a point.

The result leaves York nine points off the summit.

Spennymoor went third, joining Southport and AFC Telford United on 11 points after inflicting a second successive home defeat on Port.

The Sandgrounders, whom York beat 3-2 on Tuesday evening, went down 2-0.

Meanwhile, seven MPs have written to National League chairman Brian Barwick to express concerns over the proposed distribution of £10million worth of funds across the three divisions of the league.