Only three matches survived the stormy weather in the Vanarama National League North this afternoon.
Chester failed to take advantage at the top of the table in their clash with league leaders York City at the Deva Stadium as a solitary Daniel Maguire goal just before the hour mark kept the bookmakers favourites in top spot.
Hereford remain ninth in the table, just six points behind runners-up Chester and with a game in hand. However, there are ten clubs within seven points of each other in and around the play-off slots.
Southport continued their impressive run chalking up a fourth league win in the last five with a comfortable 3-0 win at the Horsfall Stadium against Bradford Park Avenue. This result sees the Sandgrounders move into the top four in the division for the first time this season.
Spennymoor continued their climb with a crushing 5-1 home win over spiralling Gloucester City. The visitors saw red twice. First to go was the ex Hereford wideman Jennison Myrie-Williams in the 34th minute, before Zack Kotwica was also sent-off with just over ten minutes left on the clock. Goals from Shane Henry, Glen Taylor, James Roberts, Jamie Chandler and Ryan Hall completed the rout. A solitary City goal from Vincent Harper was mere consolation for the visitors.
Bradford (Park Avenue) 0 – 3 Southport
Chester 0 – 1 York City
Spennymoor Town 5 – 1 Gloucester City