Two non-league matches have been postponed due to 'unforeseen and tragic' circumstances.

Alfreton Town confirmed on Saturday afternoon that their National League North home clash with Gateshead had been postponed, around 90 minutes before kick-off.

The club announced they would be issuing a statement in due course.

Shortly afterwards, nearby Matlock Town confirmed their local derby at Mickleover Sports in the BetVictor Northern Premier Division was also off - citing the same explanation.

Alfreton currently sit 15th in the National League North table, with Gateshead in eighth just outside the play-off places.

Mickleover Sports play their home matches just over 16 miles away and were due to face local rivals Matlock in a derby match on Saturday.

More to follow on this breaking news story.