Enfield Town missed the chance to move into the Bostik League Premier Division play-off positions as they played out a 0-0 draw with fellow play-off contenders Tonbridge Angels.

Dan Rumens crashed a header against the bar for Town’s best chance of the first period, while Arthur Lee also hit the woodwork for Tonbridge in an even affair.

Town had the best moments of the first half and came close twice early on, firstly as Billy Bricknell planted a header wide and Youngs saw an effort come off the underside of the crossbar.

Referee Hugh Gilroy then turned away a Kezie Ibe penalty appeal before, at the other end, Matt Nolan was quickly off his line to deny Tom Derry.

As the half drew to a close Mickey Parcell had the final opportunity for the hosts as he got his head to a fine cross but couldn’t divert it in, but the final chance for either side fell to Angels, who saw Joe Turner’s effort go straight into Nolan’s arms.

Angels were presented with a glorious opportunity at the start of the second half when a mix-up between Nolan and Rumens, partially caused by the wind, left Derry with the goal at his mercy, but he somehow missed the target.

Going into the latter stages of the half, Nolan once again produced a save to keep out Read, while substitute Karl Oliyide, playing the final game of his loan spell from Hampton, cut the ball back to Bricknell only to see his effort blocked by the Tonbridge defence.

The final chance of the game fell to fellow substitute Aaron Greene, but his cross was acrobatically palmed away by the goalkeeper before going wide of the post.

Enfield’s next game sees them travel to a resurgent Whitehawk side, who are unbeaten in five, this Saturday, with kick-off at 3pm.