BRADFORD (Park Avenue) will not be playing this weekend, following discussions with scheduled National League North opponents Hereford.

The visitors were keen for the game to go ahead, and had planned to send a team up to Horsfall to fulfil the fixture, but have accepted Avenue's wishes, and agreed to have the game postponed.

In a club statement, Bradford said: "After discussions with Hereford about this weekend's game and if it will be played, we can announce that the game will be postponed.

"Hereford were open and honest about their preference to play the game, while they wait for the outcome of the vote to determine whether or not the season will continue, and wanted to send a team to Horsfall.

"We fully respect and understand their position.

"We have chosen, for the same reasons we did not play against Farsley Celtic and Blyth Spartans, not to fulfil the scheduled fixture.

"This will mean that we will yet again be cited by the National League for breach of rule 8.39.

"We have written to the National League explaining the financial reasons we are unable to do this (continue playing) without first knowing if our grant application has been accepted in full or not.

"The directors, players, Mark and Danny desperately want to play the remainder of the season, but not if that means putting the long term future of the club at risk.

"On a positive note, we have already held our first recruitment meeting with Mark, Danny and Ryan to discuss the squad for season 2021/22, where we fully expect to be competing once again in the National League North."

The Hereford postponement means Avenue will have been without a game since January 19, when they drew 3-3 against Chester.