BRADFORD (Park Avenue) were frustrated by a second-consecutive postponement but despite two Saturdays off they remain in fourth place in the Vanarama National League North.

Avenue should have travelled to the north east to take on promotion rivals Spennymoor Town, but the home side were expecting local disruption due to the weather, so the game was subjected to an early morning pitch inspection.

They had given Avenue notice of that on Friday afternoon so it came as no great shock to Mark Bower and his players that Storm Erik had claimed the fixture and they would have to make the trip up on a midweek night yet to be arranged.

It was destined to be third hosting fourth in an eagerly-awaited promotion battle, but the call off hasn’t done too much damage as the clubs remain in their respective positions.

Avenue remain nine points off the summit after leaders Chorley were beaten 5-3 at Southport, but are still four points behind the Moors.

Fifth-placed AFC Telford United lost 3-1 at sixth-placed Brackley Town, which leaves Avenue still above them on goal difference but now only one point better off than Brackley and seventh-placed Altrincham, who won 2-1 away at struggling FC United of Manchester.