YORK City are back down to 12th in National League North following another frustrating blank weekend.

For the second week in a row, Covid cases within the opposition camp forced the postponement of a York game.

The Minstermen were due to travel to now fourth-placed AFC Fylde on Saturday but the Coasters - who had closed their training ground earlier in the week because of coronavirus infections - had to have the game called off on Thursday.

And with City out of action, Curzon Ashton, Spennymoor Town and Darlington all took advantage to go eighth, ninth and 10th, respectively.

Curzon survived a late fightback in a 3-2 home win over strugglers Blyth Spartans while Spennymoor beat 20th-placed Guiseley 2-1 at the Brewery Field.

The most dramatic league scoreline of the day was reserved for Darlo, who trounced second-from-bottom hosts Farsley Celtic 6-0. Jack Lambert scored a first-half hat-trick.

Table-toppers Brackley Town remain four points clear after a 1-0 home win over 10-man Hereford.

Chorley are in hot pursuit thanks to Mike Calveley, whose second-half goal gave the Magpies a 1-0 win at third-placed Gateshead.

Former City boss Steve Watson watched his Chester side fall to a ninth-minute Brad Dockerty in a 1-0 defeat at Bradford Park Avenue.

The victory pulled Bradford six points clear of basement side AFC Telford United, who will have been grateful that most of their other rivals failed to pick up points as the Bucks' weekend game against Southport was called off because of Covid.