HARRIERS extended their mini unbeaten run to four games with an excellent point at Gateshead.

Just as at Farsley Celtic in midweek, the Reds had to weather storms both on the pitch and in the skies; holding their own to match and nulify an in-form Heed side in an entertaining goalless draw at the International Stadium. 

The clean sheet was the team's third in four matches, with positive signs now coming from Aggborough with the side under the stewardship  of recently-installed manager Russ Penn.
Penn made some changes to his side; Ashlely Hemmings was drafted back into the starting line-up at the expense of Ethan Freemantle, while Correy Davidson was dropped in favour of the returning Ryan Johnson.

Beset by the weather conditions, Harriers had to dig in defensively in the first half, and had something of a let-off on 14 minutes when Olley, left unmarked, stabbed wide with a big chance.

The visitors did have sights of goal through Hemmimgs and Chambers, but it was Mannion who repeatedly had to extend himself before the break to thwart the likes of Olley, Keating and Barrow as the hosts kept up the pressure going into the break.

With the wind more to their favour in the second period, forays forward were easier for Harriers after the restart, with Prosser and - twice - Moyo spurning chances, the latter the best of the bunch eight after the hour.

Hemmings hit two efforts from distance afterward, with goalkeeper James steady enough to deal with both, and an attempt from Chambers with eight left to go.

Despite those efforts, it was Gateshead who went closest to winning it late on with a brace of attempts in the final minutes; but Johnson superbly clearing one effort from the hosts off the line before O'Donnell only narrowly missed out on sliding in a low cross at the far post.

With another big point under the belts, Harriers can finally head back to Aggborough for action this weekend (22nd) for the visit of title-chasing York City (3pm).