YORK City dropped two places to 13th in National League North after their Boxing Day game at Bradford Park Avenue was called off.

"Adverse weather conditions" forced the postponement of the game at the Horsfall Stadium yesterday, the host club said, as images from the ground showed a blanket of snow and heavy fog.

The Minstermen's games was one of six games called off yesterday, two because of Covid.

Of the five games that did go ahead, the two that made a difference to York's placing were both draws.

Previously level on points with York but trailing because of their inferior goal differences, Spennymoor Town and Leamington picked up a point each from stalemates with Darlington and Gloucester City, respectively, to leapfrog the Minstermen, who remain on 23 points.

There was a winning start for former City manager Steve Watson at Chester as he guided his new side to a 3-1 win at basement side AFC Telford United.

Chester are now 16th and just a point behind York.

Table-toppers Brackley Town were one of the two games hit by coronavirus but remain in pole position on 37 points as second-placed AFC Fylde suffered their first home defeat of the season, going down 2-1 against now fourth-placed Chorley.

City's upcoming opponents Alfreton Town - who visit the LNER Community Stadium on Bank Holiday Tuesday (3pm) - were hit by a waterlogged pitch at their Impact Arena home.

The ninth-placed Reds were looking to close the gap on visiting sixth-placed Boston United, who have 28 points to Alfreton's 24.