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Tonbridge Angels missed the chance to close the gap on the play-off places in Blue Square Bet South after a goalless draw at home to Chelmsford City on Saturday.
City arrived in fifth place, nine points ahead of their hosts, and Lee Worgan (pictured) held an early Max Cornhill header before the Angels stopper held a drive from Ricky Modeste after the Chelmsford man had cut in from the left and shot from the edge of the area.
Cornhill spurned a good chance for the visitors to go ahead after Kezie Ibe ghosted down the left and crossed for Jamie Slabber, with the ball dropping to Cornhill to lash over the bar from 10 yards.
It was to be his last involvement as a head injury saw Cornhill replaced by Cliff Akurang, but Angels missed the best chance of the half on the stroke of half-time when towering Mikel Suarez headed over from inside the six-yard box with Stuart Searle in the Clarets goal beaten.
After the interval top scorer Frannie Collin prodded wide when he should have scored, and he missed the target again on 68 minutes when well-placed.
The game was delayed by more than 10 minutes when the referee needed treatment, and was eventually stretchered off, but after the restart Chelmsford defender Kenny Clark went close to breaking the deadlock with a header from close range which flew just over.
Tonbridge sought a late winner but Nathan Koranteng and Rory Hill saw shots charged down by some desperate City defending, and the hosts had to settle for a share of the points to stay eighth, nine points adrift of City and five behind sixth-placed Dover.
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