BRADFORD (Park Avenue) had reason to be pleased with a solitary point after a battling display in a 0-0 home draw against high-flying Chorley.

The home side weren’t helped by the conditions in this National League North clash, a stiff breeze making control difficult at times.

But Bradford were out of the traps quickly and applied the pressure to their opponents.

Lewis Knight scooped the ball over inside the opening two minutes, before Brad Dockerty fired wide from the edge of the box,

Chorley, however, rode out that early Avenue pressure and began to enjoy plenty of possession.

A decent attempt went just over from Jacob Blyth, before Brad Holmes shot wide from 20 yards out and then Michael Shenton blazed off target when given space.

Millenic Alli tested Avenue's George Sykes-Kenworthy just before the half-hour mark, before the same player flashed a long range effort inches wide seconds before the break.

Chorley’s best chance after the break saw Jon Ustabaşi strike George Sykes-Kenworthy’s crossbar with a deflected effort.

Moments later a Lewis Baines effort was blocked by Akeem Hinds, with Holmes crashing the rebound just wide.

Holmes headed over late on and despite some set-piece pressure, Chorley failed to create many real chances in the final half-hour.

The result keeps Chorley fifth, with Avenue 15th in the 22-team table.