Oldbury United 0 Stourport Swifts 0

THE Midland Alliance promotion push took a blow when Stourport Swifts dropped two points in a lacklustre 0-0 home draw with Oldbury United on Tuesday night.

The visitors were the closest to hitting the target, striking the bar with the highlight of a shot-shy first half.

Top scorer Lee Booth carved out two openings early after the restart.

His first attempt brought a low save from the keeper but his second was skied over the elusive Oldbury goal frame.

Jan Mulders did just enough to force Oldbury's Neil Hesson into putting a close-range effort over the bar before Stourport's best chance to break the deadlock late on.

A ball across the face of the Oldbury target just evaded the incoming Simon Marsh who looked certain to score.

Replacement Richard Taylor almost grabbed his first Swift strike with a late volley over the goal.

Fixture, Saturday: Swifts v Boldmere St Michaels (Davis League Cup quarter-final, 3pm). Tuesday: Bloxwich Town v Swifts (League, 7.45pm).