Match ends, Eastleigh 2, Chester FC 2.
Eastleigh P-P Chester
Eastleigh's National League match against Chester was postponed after the wet pitch was deemed by match officials as "unfit for play".
The Spitfires announced that the game at the Silverlake Stadium had been called just before 12:45 BST.
A club statement said: "It is with regret this decision has been made so close to kick-off. Every care had been taken in advance of the game to prevent this from happening.
"A match official was called in on Friday afternoon to view the pitch and, following this inspection, it was deemed safe to play. This information was relayed to today's referee Savvas Yianni on Friday afternoon.
"Upon arriving at the ground today, the match officials have taken the view that player safety was at risk and decided to postpone the game.
"Ground staff had covered the small affected area over night to protect the surface from any rainfall which was forecast. However, the problem with this area of the pitch is not a surface water issue but a sub-soil drainage problem. Additional drainage has been installed in the affected area over the past week.
"This issue is being addressed immediately and emergency work will commence Monday."
The club said fans who had bought tickets would be entitled to a full refund.
- 27HoweBooked at 27mins
- 15ObileyeBooked at 65minsSubstituted forStrevensat 72'minutes
- 28McSheffreyBooked at 79minsSubstituted forMatthewsat 79'minutes
- 25WilliamsonSubstituted forMcAllisterat 76'minutes
- 17DawsonBooked at 59mins
- 20AkintundeSubstituted forJoyceat 90'minutes
- 10HannahSubstituted forBellat 86'minutes
- 29Hall-JohnsonBooked at 44mins
- Savvas Yianni
Second Half ends, Eastleigh 2, Chester FC 2.
Substitution, Chester FC. Wade Joyce replaces James Akintunde.
Goal! Eastleigh 2, Chester FC 2. Ryan Astles (Chester FC).
Substitution, Chester FC. Nyal Bell replaces Ross Hannah.
Substitution, Eastleigh. Sam Matthews replaces Gary McSheffrey.
Gary McSheffrey (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Eastleigh. Craig McAllister replaces Ben Williamson.
Substitution, Eastleigh. Ben Strevens replaces Ayo Obileye.
Ayo Obileye (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Eastleigh 2, Chester FC 1. James Akintunde (Chester FC).
Lucas Dawson (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Eastleigh 2, Chester FC 0. Gary McSheffrey (Eastleigh).
Second Half begins Eastleigh 1, Chester FC 0.
First Half ends, Eastleigh 1, Chester FC 0.
Reece Hall-Johnson (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Eastleigh 1, Chester FC 0. Ben Williamson (Eastleigh).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.