Whickham fail to break down Penrith in the Cumbrian sunshine
Penrith 0-0 Whickham
Nothing could separate Penrith and Whickham on Saturday afternoon in Cumbria with both sides failing to threaten one another.
A point moves Penrith closer to safety whilst Whickham continue to chase their best ever Northern League finish, having come seventh last season.
The first half was a cagey affair where neither team looked like scoring.
The best chance of the half was the Lang Jacks’ as Scott Robson latched onto a ball in behind and carried it into the box but was pushed wide by Luke Brown and his shot was easily saved by Aaran Taylor down to his right.
The hot weather conditions were the only shining light from a viewing perspective for most of the second half too.
It was into the last 10 minutes where the action escalated as firstly Adam May shot from 25 yards and forced Kyle Seymour into a good save down to his right.
Two minutes later the hosts came close again as substitute Oliver Reay got in behind Alex Nelson and shot across goal but the post denied him.
The best chance of the match came at the death of additional time for Whickham as Kaleb Young hit a free kick from distance across Taylor which he parried into the path of Garon Garside, but his low goalbound shot was blocked by a scrambling Matty Coombe.