STRATFORD Town moved into the play-off places after the Bards played out their first goalless draw of the season against AFC Sudbury.
Sudbury twice hit the woodwork in the first half with clear cut chances at a premium throughout at MEL Group Stadium.
And the result means Stratford sit fifth in the Southern League Premier Central table, one point clear of AFC Telford United who have three games in-hand.
The Bards created a couple of early openings as Jamie Molyneux fired wide with Callum Ebanks also wayward after winning back possession deep in the Sudbury half.
Sudbury almost broke the deadlock soon after as Malachi Napa’s effort came back off the post after Stratford failed to clear their lines at a corner.
And the home side were denied by the woodwork again later in the half as Adam Mills’ flicked effort hit the top of the crossbar.
After the break, Bards goalkeeper Liam O’Brien made an excellent save to tip Ben Hunter’s powerful effort from the edge of the penalty area over the bar.
And O’Brien made another fine save at the death to keep out Mills at his near post as the Bards held on to come away with a point.
Stratford are next in action at home to Alvechurch on Saturday, December 16 with kick-off at 3pm at the Arden Garages Stadium.