DESPITE being in control for large parts of the game, Barnoldswick Town were held to a 1-1 draw at home to West Disbury & Chorlton on Saturday.

Andrew Hill’s penalty just before the break was enough to claim a point for the hosts after falling behind just nine minutes before through a Lewis Billingsley strike.

At the start of the game Barlick came out of the blocks firing, with right-back McCauley Smith at the heart of all the action.

The hosts were finding a lot of joy down the right flank early on, as Smith delivered two wicked crosses into the area, but Brad Carsley’s effort was well saved.

Despite being well on top, it would be the visitors who went ahead on minute 34.

After the ball found Billingsley, he shifted it onto his left foot before passing it home beyond the reach of Jakovlevs in the Barlick goal.

However, their lead wouldn’t last long as the hosts deservedly levelled after the visitors’ goalkeeper collided with Smith in the penalty area to hand Barlick a penalty.

Up stepped Hill and he made no mistake with dispatching the spot kick.

In the second half the biggest opportunity to win the contest fell to way of the visitors, but fortunately for Barlick the effort was blazed over the crossbar.

Both sides had to settle for a point and the result sees Town up to 8th place in the division.

They return to action tomorrow evening when they host Glossop North End before travelling to Litherland Remyca on Saturday.