Honley FC missed the chance to go top of the West Riding County Amateur League’s second division, after a goalless draw at home to Bradford FC.
Honley were lacklustre in attack against a Bradford side which has already conceded 18 goals in four games this season.
However, it was the home side who were riding their luck early on when they were caught napping after just 10 minutes, only for Bradford to squander the gifted opportunity.
The game was cagey and lacked any real spark in the final third, it forced Honley into speculative long range shots from Matthew Sykes, but, Jamie Taylor did get on the end of two crosses only for his efforts to miss the target.
The second half saw play trapped in the middle of the park and Honley’s Dylan Brett and Oliver Willetts were reduced to snatching at half chances against a much improved Bradford backline.
However, the game did spark into life on 70 minutes when Brett broke free and was bearing down on goal, only to be fouled on the line of the box. The subsequent penalty was then squandered by Taylor.
Bradford seemed happy to take a point and were well organised, quickly smothering half chances from John Elliott and Ben Lindley.
Honley, despite extending their unbeaten start to the season, will rue missed chances and feel it was two points dropped.
Honley’s reserves were beaten 2-0 at Kirkheaton Rovers in The District League’s second division.
The game produced two red cards, leaving the contest ten against ten, and a flurry of yellows were shown to both sides.
It was a disappointing result for Honley after they dominated early possession, but failed to make the most of it, and this was punished by Rovers who took the lead on the half hour and then doubled it on the hour.