Hayes & Yeading 0-0 Staines Town
The battle for survival witnessed on Tuesday night wasn’t the most thrilling game as both teams seemed content sharing the points at York Road.
Hayes & Yeading now sit three games unbeaten in the Conference South having not conceded a goal since Tristan Lewis took control.
Both teams failed to make any clear cut chances leaving the fans frustrated at the end of the game.
But after Bromley thrashed Farnborough 5-0 it put Lewis’ men seven points clear of the bottom two, while Staines sit rock-bottom with 17 points.
The hosts started the game on the front foot with George McLennan coming close to giving his side the lead within the opening ten minutes, but the midfielder wasn’t able to direct his header on target.
Ashley Lodge then had an opportunity for The Massive minutes later; firing from distance to test the concentration levels of Grant Smith who tipped the effort over the bar.
Then just after the half-hour mark Jamal Fenlon than ran clear for the visitors to sting the hands of Smith, but no advantage was gained.
The second half saw Nicky Forster’s men start on the front-foot with right-back Tommy Brewer hitting a clean strike which glided past the post leaving Smith flat-footed.
It took a while for Hayes & Yeading to get into the second half, but another opportunity fell their way from a set-piece.
Christian Smith delivering a corner to the far post for Emmanuel Monthe to climb over his marker but to head just over the bar.
As the game wore on Lewis’ men seemed content to take a point in what looked like a must-win game for both sides, but Staines were pushing on to gain so much more.
A triple substitution by Forster showed his determination to deliver their second win of 2015.
But their chance came and went in the dying embers; Max Worsfold attempting a looping shot over man of the match Smith who was on his toes to tip the ball over the bar to concede a corner.
Next up for Hayes & Yeading is a home tie against ninth place Hemel Hempstead who have only won one of their last five games.
Staines, meanwhile will take on top of the table Bromley away from home, who sit four points clear at the top.