Beaconsfield Town and Chesham United played out a hard-fought 0-0 draw in the Southern League Premier Division at The Meadow on Saturday.

The opening exchanges were bitty with both teams struggling to come to terms with a somewhat bobbly surface.

Beaconsfield were enjoying some joy on the flanks particularly the left where Mayo Balogun and Charlie Losasso combined well drawing Bradley Clayton into a rash challenge on Balogun which earned him a booking.

From the resulting free kick, Losasso advanced and struck one of his trade mark efforts from distance but failed to trouble Ben Goode in the Chesham goal.

At the other end Jefferson Louis was proving to be a handful for Reece Yorke and Luke Neville, he provided an effective outlet all afternoon with some good touches, doing the simple things well and linking play.

The best chance of the half fell to Brendan Matthew. Cutting in on the angle from the left edge of the penalty area his cross shot evaded the sliding Steve Brown but the goal bound effort flicked off the ankle of the retreating Luke Warner-Eley and away for a corner which came to nothing.

The second half started quietly. With one eye on recent injuries and a trip to Taunton upcoming Beaconsfield boss Gary Meakin freshened the attacking options replacing Matthew with Marvin Morgan.

As Beaconsfield pressed, the home side continued to look lively on the break with Clayton, Ryan Blake and Ronny Mfinda linking well with the excellent Louis.

Both sides continued to press with Louis Stead, Losasso and Balogun all having shots from distance without unduly troubling Goode while at the other end sub Dave Pearce flashed a cross shot across goal but it evaded everyone and the chance passed.

Rams faithful thought Bajram Pashaj may be about to steal all three points as the winger cut in from the left with one of his trade mark mazy dribbles, working into a shooting position just inside the box but delayed his shot a beat and when he did let fly his effort was blocked by Kieran Murphy who flung himself in the way.