Chesterfield missed the chance to strengthen their hold on a play-off position after they were held to a goalless draw at home by Vanarama National League strugglers Wealdstone.

The Spireites are seventh but were left to rue missed chances as the Stones ended their run of eight straight defeats.

Stones meanwhile find themselves fourth from bottom, ahead of Woking, King’s Lynn Town and Barnet.

Chesterfield forward Adi Yussuf came close early on when his overhead kick crashed against the crossbar and then saw a goal from a corner ruled out for a foul.

Wealdstone improved in the second half, and the hosts’ goalkeeper James Montgomery was forced to make a smart save to deny Riley Harbottle before Spireites forward Danny Rowe almost snatched a late winner as his effort was cleared off the line.

Watford loanee Sonny Blu Lo-Everton was also denied by the keeper, whose acrobatics kept out a volley that was heading for the top corner, as was Jacob Mendy, while Charlee Hughes headed agonisingly over the bar from the rebound.

Following the match assistant Manager Matt Saunders said he was proud of his side’s efforts but was disappointed not to be coming back to Wealdstone with a win.

“I’m immensely proud of everyone at the club to go to Chesterfield and get a point,” he told the club website.

“I think any neutral would agree we should have won the game. We had three glorious chances and should have been walking away with the three points. It’s something to build on again for the Solihull game and beyond.”

Stones wrap up their home matches this weekend when they welcome Solihull Moors to the Vale with home supporters once again able to attend the match following the easing of restrictions.