WARRINGTON Town and Rylands have both seen their games scheduled for this afternoon postponed amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Yellows' home game against Buxton and Blues' trip to Congleton Town were both due to take place today after the Northern Premier League and the North West Counties League confirmed yesterday that they would allow games to continue.

Late last night, however, Matlock Town - the team Yellows played on Tuesday night - announced one of their players was in self-isolation with symptoms of Covid-19.

Buxton have therefore requested that today's game be postponed and issued the following statement

In response, Yellows issued the following statement on their website:

"Although the Northern Premier League had issued a statement saying all games could go ahead despite the COVID-19 outbreak, Buxton contacted the league on Saturday morning to express their concerns about making the trip to Cantilever Park.

This came following the news that Matlock Town had reported that a member of their camp was in self-isolation due to suspected COVID-19 symptoms. Matlock had played at Warrington on Tuesday night.

Yellows chairman Toby Macormac said: “There are no issues whatsoever with the environment at Warrington Town and there are no reported health concerns from any player or member of staff.”

Due to Buxton’s reluctance to travel, unfortunately there was no alternative but to postpone the game.

The club now awaits further updates from the Northern Premier League on the continuation of the season, with further discussions expected on Monday."

Rylands' opponents Congleton Town say there are "concerns over a possible Covid-19 infection" meaning their game has been cancelled.

All professional football in England has been suspended until at least April 3 but some semi-professional leagues had allowed this weekend's games to be played.

The Warrington Junior Football League has also taken the step of cancelling all fixtures for the next two weeks.