ATHERTON Colls travelled to Tadcaster Albion with an extra spring in their step following Monday night’s win on penalties against Bamber Bridge but came home with a goalless draw.

Atherton started the game well, the damp weather failed to disrupt the fluidity of the black and white’s play. On eight minutes Cover was played through with an attacking ball and confronted the experienced Michael Ingham in the Tadcaster goal, one-on-one. Unfortunately, he knocked the ball well wide of the mark.

Throughout his duration on the field, Vinny Bailey was pinnacle to the Colls’ attacking moves.

Since returning to the club the midfielder has been instrumental to Clegg’s side. On 26 minutes he was unlucky not to open the scoring.

Throughout the half, Tadcaster offered very little in the way of attack, Atherton were very much in the driving seat.

The second half saw a much more attacking Tadcaster side.

An injury to Bailey exposed a gap in midfield and the home side did take full advantage of this as the ball spent most of the half in the Collieries area, ultimately though very little came of it.

Likewise, Atherton failed to register anything overly threatening themselves.

Colls visit local rivals Radcliffe Borough and Ramsbottom United on Saturday and Tuesday respectively. On Thursday Scarborough visit Kensite in the Integro League Challenge Cup. Ko 7.45pm