YORK City's game at National League North promotion-contenders AFC Fylde has been postponed because of Covid cases within the hosts' camp.

The Coasters' training ground had been closed earlier this week as a result of an outbreak, which they rode out, but further infections have forced Saturday's (3pm) league fixture to be called off.

It is the third game from their last scheduled four that City have had called off after they lost both festive fixtures against Bradford Park Avenue, one because of the weather and one because of coronavirus.

Just the home game against Bradford has been rearranged thus far. City will welcome the strugglers to the LNER Community Stadium on January 25 (7.45pm). As it stands, City’s next game will be Tuesday, January 11 (7.45pm) at Whitby Town in the North Riding County FA Senior Cup quarter-finals.

Fylde, though they are winless in their last three league games, sit third in the table after a strong start to the campaign, and could have provided a good test of the upwardly-mobile City, who were much-improved in a deserved 1-0 win over Alfreton Town on December 28.

That win lifted the Minstermen to eighth in the table, though they have subsequently dropped down to ninth with the January 2 visit of Bradford being called off and Alfreton winning at Boston United.

Fylde were made to work hard in their last game - also on December 28 - with skilful winger Ben Tollitt scoring a last-minute equaliser in a 2-2 draw at Steve Watson's Chester.