SWINDON Supermarine drew 0-0 with Gosport Borough at the Webbswood Stadium on Tuesday night.

In a fixture between two promotion chasers in Southern League Premier South, neither side had many chances to speak of - though a penalty shout that was turned down would have turned the game in Marine’s favour late on.

But it was not to be, and Lee Spalding’s side remain in the play-off places after seven games played.

Gosport looked sharp on the break early on, but it was Marine skipper Mat Liddiard who had the first chance with a header from a corner well saved by Albert White.

Rory Williams’ long-range stinger was tipped over well in the 17th minute by Martin Horsell as Borough put some early pressure on the home goal.

But Marine were breaking well and Lewis Hall’s fine run down the left culminated in a deft header from Pratt just looping over.

This was closely followed by a 30-yard effort from McDonagh which was easily fielded by the visiting stopper.

Marine ended the half well, putting more pressure on the Gosport defence, but ultimately both back lines had been solid and the teams went in all square at the break.

Borough were forced into an early change in the second half with Matt Casey replacing former Watford and Fulham defender Matthew Briggs at the back.

More changes followed for both teams, but none of the substitutes were able to have any great affect on proceedings.

In an honest - if not enthralling - affair, there was at least one moment of contention late on.

A penalty appeal was voiced by the home team after Lewis Hall appeared to be blocked off inside the area, but it was not given as Marine continued to build up some good pressure towards the back end of the game.

However, the visiting defence - who at this point seemed content with their point - were taking no chances and stood firm as Marine probed for a final chance that never came.