Wealdstone 0, Lowestoft 0: Trawlerboys close in on second place

Lowestoft Town finally conceded the Ryman League title to Whitehawk last night – while making a firm step towards clinching home advantage for both rounds of the play-offs.

A scoreless draw away to their big rivals for second place means that a win in either of their final two fixtures – at Wingate & Finchley tomorrow night or at home to Hendon on Saturday, will assure them not only of a home semi-final against the fifth-placed team next midweek, but also, should they go through, a Crown Meadow final on Bank Holiday Monday.

Having failed to get the win they badly needed in a game of few chances, third-placed Stones are now looking over their shoulders at Concord Rangers, who are a point behind the Londoners from the same number of games.

East Thurrock pushed themselves in to the final play-off spot after a 2-0 home win over Hendon but still have Met Police and Canvey Island breathing down their necks.

• Wealdstone (4-4-2): Banks, Hammond, Chaps, Parker, Cronin, Dyer, McCubbin, O'Leary, Moore, Godfrey, Pett. Subs: Dean, Jolly, James, Bailey, North.

• Lowestoft (4-4-2): Plummer, Gleeson, Williams, Gaughran, A Smith, L Smith, Fisk, Okay, Henderson, Frew, Araba. Subs; Eagle, Benjamin, Saker, Cunningham, Reynolds

• Attendance: 772.

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