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More matches postponed due to impact of storm leaving grounds wrecked

The Premier League fixture Everton v Man City and many non league fixtures have been called off just hours before kick off.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side were set to take on the Pep Guardiola’s squad on Monday night with an 8pm kick off, however sources say that has been postponed after five positive Covid tests at the Premier League outfit.

They had already confirmed on Christmas Day that Kyle Walker and Gabriel Jesus had tested positive, so with the number rising, it’s best not to play out the fixture.

A club statement read: "Manchester City FC can confirm that this evening’s Premier League fixture at Everton has been postponed.

"After the latest round of Covid-19 testing, the club returned a number of positive cases, in addition to the four already reported on Christmas Day.

"With the security of the bubble compromised, there posed a risk that the virus could spread further amongst the squad, the staff and potentially beyond.

"Based on strong medical advice the Premier League, in consultation with both clubs, have decided to postpone the fixture.

"All positive cases involving players and staff will observe a period of self-isolation in accordance with Premier League and UK Government protocol on quarantine. The first team training ground at City Football Academy will close for an indeterminate period, with the squad and associated bubble undergoing testing before any decision is made for training to resume.

"Everyone at the Club wishes all of our colleagues a speedy recovery ahead of their return to work, training and competition."

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Meanwhile snowfall and Covid-19 causes many non league matches to be postponed up and down the country on Bank Holiday Monday afternoon.

Just like on Boxing Day, fixtures have unfortunately been called off with teams having players testing positive for coronavirus, however that isn't the only reason why games have been called off.

Non league clubs have multiple matches postponed due to the weather, with regions enduring heavy rain, gusty winds, and now snow over the festive period which is a blow to all associated with the sides.

Kidderminster Harriers wrote: "Our home match against AFC Telford United has been postponed.

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"While plenty of work has gone into keeping the pitch in as good a condition as possible, following heavy frost and snow in the area overnight, a local official made the decision to call the game off on Monday morning.

"All match tickets and online streaming passes purchased for the game will remain valid for the re-arranged date, which will be announced in due course.

"Similarly, details of ticket sales for the game against Hereford on Saturday (2nd) will be announced soon."

There was a light covering at Woking, however their game against Eastleigh is set to go ahead, live in front of cameras on BT Sport at 12:30pm this afternoon...

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Boreham Wood and Wealdstone had changed venues with each other in the hope they could play each other, however the fixture can't be played at all. There has been a positive test in the Wealdstone camp.

Over the last few days we have also seen statements issued with a member of the various teams contracting the virus, meaning that fixtures can't be played with players self-isolating.

See the full list of match postponements below...

National League/North/South
Barnet v Maidenhead United
Dagenham & Redbridge v Bromley
Sutton United v Dover Athletic
Boreham Wood v Wealdstone
Kidderminster Harriers v Telford
Hemel Hempstead v Oxford City
AFC Fylde v Southport
Eastbourne Borough v Maidstone
Dartford v Tonbridge Angels
Havant & Waterlooville v Dorking
Slough Town v St Albans
Welling United v Ebbsfleet United

Other Non League
Brightlingsea Regent v Hornchurch
Bury Town v Cambridge City
St Helens Town v Pilkington
Whitchurch v Hanley
Alvechurch v Redditch
Basford v Mickleover
Congleton v Winsford
Runcorn Town v Warrington Rylands
1874 Northwich v Northwich Victoria
Maine Road v West Didsbury & Chorlton
Daisy Hill v Atherton LR
Ely City v Gorleston
AFC Wulfrunians v Haughmond
Moorside Rangers v Uppermill
Cadbury Athletic v Studley
St Newlyn East v Padstow United
Bewdley Town v OJM Black Country
Godolphin Atlantic v Launceston
Callington Town v Saltash United
Ilfracombe v Torrington
Elburton Villa v Torpoint
Liskeard v Dobwalls
Helston Athletic v Penzance
Brixham v Newton Abbot Spurs
Torridgeside v Holsworthy
Wendron United v Porthleven
Leicester Road v Stapenhill
Nottingham v Mansfield Hoisery Mills
Honiton Town v Axminster Town
St Blazey v St Dennis
Sticker v AFC St Austell
Wadebridge Town v Newquay
Crediton v Sidmouth
Bodmin Town v Camelford
Cullompton Rangers v Elmore

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