BARNOLDSWICK Town were denied a victory in their stalemate against Hurst Green, in the Festival of Football.

It was Andy Hill who captained the side in the second fixture of the festival, hosted by Clitheroe FC.

Chances were sparse, however Barnoldswick did come close in the second half when a left footed shot was tipped narrowly past the post.

After the conclusion of the groups' second games, Barnoldswick, Hurst Green, Marine and Fleetwood Town U23's all remain on three points each, with all sides gaining an additional point through having a clean-sheet.

Speaking after his sides draw against Hurst Green, Manager Andy Clarkson said: "Our performance wasn't what I've come to expect.

"I think we were a little bit under-par and rusty. I also don't like playing on a Sunday really. Sundays can always be a bit out the norm.

"Our final ball was very poor but I also think our ball retention was poor. We were looking for the long ball on too many occasions and it played in to their hands."

Clarkson added: "We did make a few chances though, our keeper didn't have loads to do and most importantly, we kept a clean sheet, so there was some positives to take out of the game."

Going into the final group stage game, Clarkson is confident his side can show some fight.

"We've got to be confident we can get there. We are all on the same points, with the same games played. If we can play like I think we can play against Marine, then I'm hopeful we can win that game and get into the final."

Town will face Marine in the last fixture of the tournament, however a place in the final is up for grabs, if they can claim top spot.