CHESTER FC's planned match away at Spennymoor Town this Saturday has been called off following the death of Her Majesty The Queen.

As a mark of respect, the Premier League, the English Football League and the National League have announced that no football matches will be taking place this weekend.

That includes FA Trophy games and, for Chester FC, will also include the scheduled Chester FC Women's match at Runcorn Linnets, and the Chester FC Youth Academy game at home to Egerton FC Development Squad.

A National League statement said: "Firstly, the National League sends sincere condolences of all Member Clubs on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to His Majesty King Charles III and the further Royal Family.

"Further to this morning’s statement by Debbie Hewitt, chair of The Football Association, all National League System, FA Trophy, and grassroots fixtures scheduled for this weekend will not take place as a mark of respect. The Queen was the FA’s patron, and Prince William is its President.

"At this moment National League fixtures will go ahead as planned from Monday 12 September onwards although we understand no sporting event of any kind will be permitted on the day of The Queen’s funeral.

"The decision to postpone this weekend’s fixtures is taken in line with guidance from the FA in consultation with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. The League fully supports this stance."

Currently, Chester FC's home game against Southport is due to go ahead.