Wealdstone were made to settle for a point in a 1-1 draw at Chippenham Town on Saturday on an afternoon where non-league took centre stage due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Premier League and EFL matches have all been suspended until April, but the National League opted to go ahead in all three of their divisions, meaning the Stones still had the opportunity to extend their lead at the top of the National League South.

It was a chance they did not take, though, and instead they saw their lead cut to just three points after Havant & Waterlooville’s win at Dorking Wanderers and Michee Efete’s goal rescuing a point against mid-table Chippenham.

Dean Brennan made two changes from the side that beat Dulwich Hamlet last weekend as Sanchez Watt and Ryan Sellars came in for Ross Lafayette and Jake Sheppard.

Despite the Stones starting strongly, it was the home side who took the lead when Swindon Town loanee Scott Twine was left free at the far post to head home his sixth goal in four games.

Chippenham almost doubled their lead when Luke Haines found Alex Bray, but Michael Phillips made a crucial intervention to keep them out.

Wealdstone’s only real chance of the half came just before the break when Billy Clifford took aim from 25 yards but his effort went off target.

However, it didn’t take much of the second half for the away side to get back into it as Efete got forward from full-back and slotted under Will Puddy in the Chippenham goal.

The Stones had further chances to take all of the points, but the closest they came was when Puddy pushed away Clifford’s free kick.

A point still leaves Wealdstone top of the table, but their lead is now just three points, although they do have a game in hand on Havant.

Providing the league does not suspend future fixtures, Wealdstone will be back in action this Saturday at home to Braintree Town.