BRADFORD (Park Avenue) have been forced into postponing their Vanarama National League North home fixture with Boston United for a third time.

The original tie was supposed to be take place last month before Avenue had to change the date due to an enforced fortnight Covid layoff.

Both teams settled on rescheduling the tie for this past Monday night but that was called off because of floodlight issues at the Horsfall Stadium.

Avenue gave themselves an extra 48 hours to fix the problem which turned out to not be long enough meaning tonight's match has now also been postponed.

Bradford have said they will announce another date for the match in the near future.

The floodlight issue also means they will kickoff early once again on Saturday against Alfreton.

Like Chorley last weekend, the 1pm start ensures the match can be played using daylight.

Park Avenue said: "As part of our continued challenges with our floodlights we have agreed with Alfreton to move this coming Saturday's game to a 1pm kick off.

"This will ensure the game can be completed without the need for additional lighting. 

"With the continued support and understanding of the National League we continue to strive for quick solutions to the current floodlight issues.

"After consultation with an electrical contractor and also two supply companies we have narrowed down the problem to the feed coming into the ground from the Odsal end of the ground. Exploration and then repair work will take place immediately. 

"We would also like to thank Alfreton for agreeing to move the fixture and look forward to welcoming them to the Horsfall."