BRADFORD (Park Avenue) produced an excellent defensive display on Saturday at Horsfall, as they held high-flying Kidderminster Harriers to a 0-0 draw.

Kiddy are fourth in the National League North and look certain to book a play-off spot.

And of course, it was only two months ago that they were moments away from knocking Premier League side West Ham out of the FA Cup.

But Avenue are no pushovers and they showed that at the weekend.

The hosts edged the early stages of the contest, but it was Kidderminster who had the first real chance, as Omari Sterling saw his free-kick from the edge of the box kept out by George Sykes-Kenworthy.

But Mark Bower's side then had a brilliant chance to open the scoring, going up the other end and seeing Brad Dockerty break the offside trap.

He fired an angled effort at goal, but Luke Simpson made a great one-handed save.

Alex Penny, who netted Kiddy's goal in the 2-1 loss to West Ham, limped off injured after half-an-hour.

Amari Morgan-Smith then wasted a great chance for the visitors, planting the ball over from six yards out.

Harriers captain Sam Austin forced another save from Sykes-Kenworthy, before Avenue's Lewis Knight was denied by a fine low stop from Simpson down low just before the break.

On the hour mark, Sterling tried a shot from miles out, but it was a superb effort, and Sykes-Kenworthy had tip the ball over the bar with a good save.

Knight and Austin both went close with 15 minutes to go for their respective sides, but again, the two in-form keepers came out on top.

With five minutes left, Kidderminster substitute Ethan Freemantle should have won the game, but he slammed Austin's low cross wide from close range.

Keziah Martin forced one final stunning stop from Sykes-Kenworthy as the game headed into injury-time, with him tipping an effort from distance on to the crossbar.

The draw takes Avenue 11 points clear of West Yorkshire rivals Guiseley, who occupy the sole relegation spot, though the Lions do have a game in hand on them.