The New Saints and Cliftonville played out a goalless draw at Park Hall Stadium.
In what was an uneventful first half, both Chris Seargeant and Jamie Reed shot wide from the edge of the box.
The Saints had the majority of the possession in the first half without ever threatening the Northern Irish side.
The second half began in a similar fashion and ten minutes into the half, The Saints created the best chance of the game. A great ball from Seargeant found Phil Baker who headed just wide from four yards out.
The visitors then nearly opened the scoring when Jamie McDaid first hit the cross bar before then taking a touch and shooting against the inside of the post with Paul Harrison beaten.
Ten minutes later, Greg Draper volleyed over from just inside the box as the game began to open up.
Donnelly then broke clear but his powerful effort was palmed out by the TNS captain.
Moments later, Draper smashed over from six yards out after some neat build up play down the left and that proved to be the last bit of action of the game.
Full time: TNS 0-0 Cliftonville.
TNS: Harrison (C), Spender, Marriott, Baker, K.Edwards, R.Edwards, Seargeant, Draper, Reed, Mullan and Trialist.