Whitchurch United 0 Petersfield Town 0: PETERSFIELD brought their run of league defeats to an end with a 0-0 draw at Whitchurch last Saturday.

But for a controversial looking decision by the match officials to disallow what appeared to be a perfectly good goal, the Rams may well have taken the win.

In the 26th minute Callum Coker appeared to be brought down inside the box but a penalty was not awarded. This marked the start of a decent spell for the visitors as they found more fluency in their play.

Their best opportunity came in the 43rd minute when Coker was brought down as he bore down on goal. Harry Tremlett had two bites of the cherry from the free kick – his initial effort was blocked but he then picked up the loose ball only to drag his shot wide.

In the second half two more good chances fell to Coker, both of which he failed to capitalise on. In the 60th minute Petersfield were reduced to ten men when Josh Sheehan was dismissed following an altercation with a home player.

In the 87th minute came the controversial incident when Michael Wright went through and scored what even the home contingent thought was a perfectly good goal, only for it to be disallowed for offside.

In the second minute of added time Whitchurch came close to scoring an unlikely winner with a shot from point blank range that was brilliantly saved by keeper Jacob Orr.