A good interview with Alfreton manager Brian Heath on twitter, twitter.com/alfretontownfc ; he is smarting after their recent cup defeat with Matlock, and looking for more effort from his team today. He was very respectful of our side and recognised that it’ll be a tough game today.
Footballer Jordan Sinnott is on life support in hospital after being assaulted on Saturday morning.
Sinnott, 25, who is on loan at Matlock Town for Alfreton Town, is believed to have suffered a fractured skull.
The former Huddersfield and Halifax midfielder is not expected to recover.
Police initially responded to a call late on Friday night regarding an eight person brawl in a car park outside a pub in Retford, Notts.
Officers then attended a second incident at the nearby Market Place after Sinnott was knocked unconscious in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Nottinghamshire Police said in a statement: "Nottinghamshire Police first attended the Dominie Cross public house in Grove Street, Retford following a report of a group of up to eight men and women having been involved in a disturbance in the pub car park just after 11.25pm on Friday 24 January.
Two non-league matches postponed due to 'unforeseen and tragic' circumstances
"Officers were later called to assist ambulance crews who were attempting to treat Mr Sinnott after he was found unconscious with a suspected fractured skull following a subsequent incident at around 2am in the town’s Market Place.
"He remains in hospital where he is continuing to be treated for life-threatening injuries."
Both Huddersfield and Halifax released tributes announcing Sinnott's death on Saturday afternoon but they have since been deleted after the tragic situation became clearer.
Matlock and Alfreton postponed their matches on Saturday afternoon due to "tragic and unforeseen circumstances."
The midfielder came through the ranks at Championship side Huddersfield, following in the footsteps of father Lee, who made over 500 Football League appearances.
Jordan Sinnott was knocked unconscious during a brawl in Retford.
He made his first-team debut for the Terriers in the FA Cup against Leicester in 2013.
Sinnott joined Altrincham in 2015 and has also had spells at Halifax and Chesterfield before joining Alfreton in 2018.
Alfreton Town confirmed on Saturday afternoon that their home clash with Gateshead had been postponed, around 90 minutes before kick-off.
Shortly afterwards, nearby Matlock confirmed their local derby at Mickleover Sports in the BetVictor Northern Premier Division was also off.
Matlock faced off against Alfreton in the Derbyshire Senior Cup on Tuesday night and won 3-1, but Sinnott was not involved.
Father Lee Sinnott captained Huddersfield after spells with Bradford, Crystal Palace and Watford, who he played for in the 1984 FA Cup final.
Since retiring, he has had managerial spells with Port Vale and Altrincham and was at Gainsborough Trinity last season.
In an earlier version of this story, Mirror Sport reported that Mr Sinnott had passed away. The story has been amended after more details about his condition emerged.