The New Saints and Rhyl played out a goalless draw at the Corbett Sports Stadium in the Dafabet Welsh Premier League.
The Saints began well and dominated the early possession but with 15 minutes gone, Thomas Donegan’s great long range shot nearly caught Paul Harrison off his line but the TNS goalkeeper did well to tip over the bar.
Greg Stones then headed over the bar after TNS had failed to clear and moments later Aeron Edwards also had a chance but his header also went over as both sides struggled to break each other down.
Five minutes before half time, Edwards then found space on the edge of the box but his powerful low drive flew just wide of the post.
The second half began with TNS again trying to create an opening but with an hour player, Craig Harrison decided to send on Matty Williams and Greg Draper in search of a goal.
With only 20 minutes remaining, Chris Seargeant’s powerful strike whistled past the post as TNS pushed forward in search of what looked likely to be a winning goal.
With only ten minutes to play, substitute Aaron Rey latched onto a defensive mistake but Harrison was quick off his line and produced a magnificent save.
TNS then won a free kick on the edge of the box. Seargeant stepped up and his free kick flew inches over the bar.
A minute later and Draper headed just wide of the far post after sending Askew the wrong way.
Despite The Saints pushing forward the goal never came and Rhyl held on for a draw.
Full time: Rhyl 0-0 TNS.
TNS: Harrison, Pryce (Rawlinson 80), Marriott, Baker, K.Edwards, Seargeant, A.Edwards, Mullan, Darlington (Williams 60), Cieslewicz and Wilde (Draper 60).
The unused substitutes were Wycherley, R.Edwards and Quigley.