Knaresborough draw a blank against lowly Rossington

Knaresborough Town's Colin Heath is beaten to the ball by Rossington Main's goalkeeper. Picture: Craig Dinsdale
Knaresborough Town's Colin Heath is beaten to the ball by Rossington Main's goalkeeper. Picture: Craig Dinsdale
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Knaresborough Town slipped further behind in NCEL Division One promotion race when they were held to a 0-0 draw by lowly Rossington Main.

In a game of few chances and even fewer moments of real excitement, Paul Stansfield’s men dominated the first 45 minutes, but only created three decent opportunities across the whole of the half.

Seb Carole volleyed against the top of the crossbar in the third minute and Brad Walker broke through but saw a fine shot well-saved by Danny Morton in the Rossington goal.

A minute before half-time, Colin Heath fired a free-kick against the foot of the left upright as Knaresborough failed to gain true reward for the possession which they had enjoyed during the opening period.

Dan McDaid’s free-kick flew over soon after the break before the visitors had their first real effort on goal which saw Jack Rushworth tip over Brad Billam’s strike.

At the other end, Walker fired wide and a Will Lenehan header was saved, as was a Heath shot following Jonty Maullin’s through-ball.

As Town pressed, Walker’s next effort was deflected wide and Lenehan then headed over from another corner kick.

The final chance of the afternoon saw Marcel Chipamunga fire over for Rossington, but they eventually ended up with the point which they had set up for and frustrated Knaresborough’s play sufficiently well to earn.

Stansfield’s troops remain eighth in the league standings, six points shy of a play-off spot and 13 short of an automatic promotion place.