Two winless sides, Wealdstone and Barnet, stretched their runs without victory to five and seven matches respectively with a 0-0 draw at the Hive on Saturday.

It took a superb save from Scott Loach to deny Dean Parrett in just the fifth minute to prevent Barnet going behind early on.

And at the other end Inih Effiong headed narrowly over before Ephron Mason-Clark flashed another effort just over the bar.

Mason-Clark fired just wide on the hour mark as Barnet pushed again and Loach had to be aware to make another save save to deny Jorome Slew.

Wealdstone goalkeeper Stuart Moore then had to make a brilliant point-blank save from Effiong at the far post from a corner with five minutes remaining.

The result saw Stones climb briefly into seventh place, before midweek results saw them drop back down into ninth.

They return to action this Saturday, December 12, when they host Weymouth at The Vale, in a 3pm kick off.

Wealdstone were defying expectations at the top end of the league table with five National League wins in a row against the likes of Wrexham, Chesterfield, Kings Lynn, Altrincham and Halifax Town pushing them up into the play off places.

However, since then, they have suffered three defeats at the hands of Eastleigh, Notts County and current leaders Torquay United, as well as draws with Barnet and Sutton and have started to slide towards the middle of the table.

This weekend’s clash offers them a good chance to get back to winning ways, with Weymouth languishing at the wrong end of the table, having won just two matches from ten so far this season.

Meanwhile Stones’ home fixture against Dover Athletic, which was due to take place on Tuesday, December 15 has now been moved to January 19.