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Rain and Covid put paid to Derbyshire trio's matches

All three of Derbyshire's sides due to take to the field on Saturday afternoon have seen their matches postponed.

First to fall was Alfreton's home game with York City, a waterlogged pitch meaning the Reds will have to wait a little longer for a return to action with their next game scheduled to be at home to Gloucester City on Tuesday night.

Then, Derby County's trip to Barnsley was also called off after heavy rainfall once again saw a game in South Yorkshire called off for the Rams, following Tuesday's postponement at Rotherham. However, unlike that game, the Barnsley fixture won't be played tomorrow, with a new date now having to be set for the match later in the season. Derby are next in action at home to Middlesbrough next weekend.

Barnsley's Oakwell ground was waterlogged ahead of the Derby game. Photo: Derby County FC.

Chesterfield, meanwhile, had arrived in Hampshire and were just an hour from kicking off their FA Trophy tie at Aldershot, when a positive Covid test within their squad was returned and the match was postponed accordingly. No decision has yet been made as to what the consequences will be for the Spireites and the tie itself, with an isolation period also now likely to be required.