A LATE flashpoint lit up a dull 0-0 draw as Kidderminster Harriers boss John Eustace was sent to the stands at Chorley.

Unused Harriers substitute Tyrone Williams, Chorley defender Matt Challoner and the hosts' assistant manager Jamie Vermiglio were also dismissed after both sets of players and benches came together.

The fracas was sparked by an off-the-ball incident between Challoner and Kidderminster forward Andre Brown, who was booked, which spilled over onto the touchline.

The game had previously produced little excitement but sixth-placed Harriers' point against fellow play-off chasers extended their National League North unbeaten run to 14 matches.

Harriers did not have much to say about the scuffle with head coach Matt Gardiner stating: “The referee dealt with it and we move on.”

With right-back Lee Vaughan and attacking midfielder Dan Bradley getting starts after injury lay-offs, Harriers comfortably kept a clean sheet but again lacked punch up front.

Away keeper Brandon Hall tipped Stephen Jordan's hopeful cross-shot over.

Harriers had penalty appeals waved away as top scorer Joe Ironside was tugged down in the area.

Headers from corners were spurned by Ironside and Fraser Horsfall while Elton Ngwatala and Ryan Croasdale fired too close to keeper Matt Urwin.

Harriers: Hall, Vaughan, Pearson, Horsfall, O’Connor, Croasdale, McQuilkin, Ngwatala, Ironside, Brown, Bradley (Wright 69). Subs not used: Austin, Williams, Truslove, Palmer.

Attendance: 790.

Meanwhile, third-placed Hereford FC are now just two points off top spot with three games in hand in the Southern League Premier Division.

John Mills scored two quick goals in the second half before Dara O'Shea was sent off in the 62nd minute during a 2-1 win at Stratford Town.

Mike Taylor pulled a goal back for Stratford three minutes from time but Hereford held on for the win in front of 707 fans.

Redditch United's upturn in form under new boss Tim Harris continued with a 4-1 win at Cinderford Town in the bigfreebet.com Challenge Cup third round.

Myles Phipps, Stuart Fleetwood (2) and Lewis Wright netted.

Fleetwood scored four in the Premier Division at the weekend as the Reds hammered Farnborough 7-1 at home.