WARRINGTON Rylands closed the gap to Northern Premier League Premier Division leaders Radcliffe on Saturday afternoon – but not by as much as they would have liked.

Michael Clegg’s side were held to a goalless draw by Lancaster City this afternoon, limiting them to just a point rather than the three they would have wanted with table-toppers Radcliffe in FA Trophy action.

The result means Blues remain second in the table, seven points behind the leaders.

Rylands remain unbeaten away from home in the league this season and still have not lost outside of cup competitions since the opening day of the campaign.

And while pleased with how his side adjusted to in-game injuries suffered by midfielder Dean Furman and defender Matt Regan, Clegg once again called upon his players to be more clinical in front of goal.

"I thought we were good today at a really tough place to come," he said.

"It was an entertaining 0-0 – they’ve had a couple of chances and we’ve had a good few.

"We’re a bit disappointed we didn’t nick all three points today but we’re unbeaten away from home. That’s a third of the season done and we couldn’t be happier with where we are.

"We’ve had to make enforced changes – Deano has come off injured after 30 minutes and Reegs has come off in the second half, so we’ve had our fair share of bad luck today.

"It’s a tough one as we had some big chances near the end and on another day, we run away with it but this is such a tough place to come.

"We’ve just got to take the positives – we’re creating a hell of a lot of chances but we need to start converting them."

Warrington Rylands: Pilling, Smith, Swaby-Neavin, Butler, Regan (Thiam), Furman (German), Hardcastle, Neild, Sidibeh, Touray (Piggott), Bakkor. Subs not used: Baillie, Kyffin