STRATFORD TOWN had Jack Storer sent off as the Bards were held to a goalless draw at lowly Nuneaton Borough.
The game was a feisty affair with 11 yellow cards brandished, two of which went to Storer who was dismissed on 70 minutes.
And the result means Stratford sit 12th in the Southern League Premier Central table, eight points clear of the relegation zone.
Tim Flowers’ side spurned a golden chance after just five minutes when William Grocott shot straight at Nuneaton goalkeeper Tony Breeden.
Borough almost took the lead just past the half hour mark when Liam O’Brien parried a free-kick before pushing the follow-up attempt onto the crossbar.
Defences were firmly on top at the Liberty Way Ground before Storer’s tackle in front of a partisan home crowd saw him receive a second booking.
Despite being a man down, Stratford almost snatched the points late on when Owen James chased down a clearance only for the advancing Breeden to win the battle.
Stratford are next in action at home to bottom of the table Hitchin Town on Saturday, February 19 with kick-off at 3pm at the Arden Garages Stadium.