Dennon Lewis missed a penalty as Wealdstone were held to a goalless draw at National League South play-off chasers Dartford.

Lewis’ second-half miss saw the Stones share the points for just the third time this season, while the gap between themselves and Slough Town was closed to six points courtesy of their away win at Dorking Wanderers.

Dean Brennan was forced into one change from the side that were beaten by Chelmsford City as the suspended Connor Smith came out for Ashley Charles, who returned from injury.

The Darts had the only real chance of a quiet opening to the game as Darren McQueen fired wide on the turn.

The home side, though, were struggling to get into the game and conceded possession regularly.

As Wealdstone edged themselves into it, they had their first real opportunity five minutes before the break when Charles got in front of Dartford goalkeeper Mark Smith to meet a cross, but his header bounced back off the crossbar.

Wealdstone claimed a penalty against Smith during that move as he clattered into Charles, but the referee was unmoved.

The game increased in tempo as the rain started to come down and the introduction of Ross Lafayette for the injured Charles almost paid dividends straight away, but his effort was well stopped by Smith.

It was Lafayette who then won the penalty for Wealdstone when he was brought down by Tom Bonner, but Lewis, who scored from the spot against Dorking last week, saw his effort bounce off the post and wide this time around.

Dartford had a penalty appeal themselves shortly after when Billy Crook went down, but referee Tom Bishop gave it the other way and booked Crook for simulation.

Both sides pushed for a winner, but the closest the Stones came was Michael Phillips’ header which was pushed away by Smith.

Next up for Wealdstone is a trip to struggling Tonbridge Angels tomorrow night, kicking off at