DARLINGTON'S National League North game at Leamington has been postponed because two members of their opponents' squad have tested positive for Covid.

The news of the positive tests broke late on Thursday night, and the decision was taken to postpone the fixture.

A statement issued by Leamington said: "The club's forthcoming fixtures versus Darlington FC on Saturday 17th October and Farsley Celtic FC on 24th October have both been postponed after two members of the Leamington FC first team squad tested positive for Covid-19 in the last few days, with one of those players asymptomatic.

"No other players are currently displaying any symptoms at this moment in time, although a number will have to enter into a period of self-isolation.

"The above decision was made following consultation between the clubs Covid Medical Officer (CMO) and the CMO of the National League.

"This has been ratified by the National League and all players and relevant staff will now enter a period of isolation from football activity until 25th October.

"The club has followed strict Covid guidelines and have liaised with both Darlington and Farsley Celtic as well as last Saturday's opponents Chester FC.

"We of course, wish the players a speedy recovery and will continue to follow the laid down protocols to try to keep all players and staff safe during this difficult time."

A new date for the game is yet to be announced.

Darlington will return to action when they host Cambridge City in the FA Cup fourth qualifying round on October 24.