WAYNE Goodison was keen to take the positives despite 1874 Northwich being held at home yesterday.

With promotion rivals Bootle and Rylands not in action, the Greens were able to extend their lead at the North West Counties League Premier Division summit by a point.

Barnoldswick Town proved worthy adversaries for 1874 and left Townfield with a 0-0 draw.

Co-manager Goodison credited the visitors for their organisation and admits his side's efforts to break them down "weren't quite right."

However, he believes the game would have panned out differently if his side would have taken a first-half lead.

"They’ve come and were really organised," Goodison said.

"You’ve got to give credit to them. They’ve set out a plan that they’ve stuck to.

"At times, we weren’t quite right in our approach play to break them down.

"We’ve had some chances and a lot of the ball, but it’s a clean sheet and another point so we’ll move on to the next game.

"There’s no issues with how anybody wants to play the game, just because its different to ours.

"It’s got them something out of the game. It’s up to us to break them down.

"I think if we’d have scored in the first half, it would have made a big difference – we were a bit unlucky when Sam Hare hits the post."

1874 are currently scheduled to host Burscough on Tuesday night.