Wealdstone will face an FA Cup third qualifying round replay against Bristol Manor Farm tomorrow night after their step eight opponents held on for a goalless draw in Saturday’s initial tie.

Ross Lafayette’s penalty miss proved to be costly for the Stones, while Connor Stevens was also guilty of missing a chance when his effort hit the post.

Wealdstone’s first chance of the game fell to Dennon Lewis after good link-up play between Nick Arnold and Jacob Mendy, but Lewis was unable to convert from the square ball across.

Jerome Okimo and Michee Etefe also came close for the visitors in the opening half but both efforts ended off target.

Manor Farm were causing some problems for the National League South leaders though, and only a last ditch tackle from Stevens prevented Jamie Bird from being through on goal.

Stevens then had a golden opportunity for the Stones when he was picked out at the far post by Billy Clifford, but his effort crashed off the inside of the post and went wide.

The away side were gifted the best chance of the game on the hour mark when Stevens was hacked down in the penalty area, and the referee pointed to the spot.

Lafayette, the club’s top scorer this season, stepped up but Ben John guessed the right way to preserve the 0-0 scoreline.

The hosts almost took advantage of Lafayette’s miss, but Jamie Adams dragged a shot narrowly wide at the other end.

Both teams pushed for the winning goal towards the end but it wasn’t forthcoming, setting up a replay at Grosvenor Vale tomorrow at 7.45pm.