Thornbury Town’s trip to Easington Sports saw a tight game end goalless with the strong wind making life difficult.

Town started on the front foot, almost taking the lead in the first minute when Tom Webb outpaced his marker before firing a low pass across the face of the goal, but as Matt Davis prepared to steer the ball into the net Sports’ Grant cleared the danger.

The hosts gradually imposed themselves on the game and with the wind behind them looked to get a long ball beyond the Thorns defence.

15 minutes in, Harry Brock’s through ball to Davis saw the striker make space for a shot from a tight angle but the ball hit the side netting.

The latter stages of the half saw the hosts create a number of half chances but Town’s defence held firm with Pete Fowler clearing a shot from Coleman.

Sports almost took the lead in the last minute of the half when Sabin headed goalwards but a combination of Fowler and Webb saw the effort cleared off the line.

The second half featured much of the same, what could have been the turning point of the game came after 70 minutes though.

Matt Davis chased down a long ball and his cross was blocked by a defender’s hand in the penalty area, but despite Town’s protestations the referee, after a long consultation with his assistant, simply awarded a corner rather than a penalty.

The dying minutes saw Thorns have the best chances with Lancastle’s shot being spilled by keeper White but the loose ball was cleared before any Thorns players could react to the rebound.

At the end of the day Thorns were happy to come away with a point and a clean sheet against one of the best sides in the league.

This Saturday Thorns have a break from league action when they entertain Premier Division Fairford Town in the quarter-finals of the Bluefin Sports Supplementary Cup, with a 3 o’clock kick off at the Mundys.