MELKSHAM Town survived the wet weekend weather conditions to start November with a point in Southern League Division One South following a 0-0 draw at home to Bristol Manor Farm.

Despite the lashing wind and rain, a strong crowd of more than 300 came through the gates at the InfiLED Arena to witness the action.

Although no goals were forthcoming, Melksham did manage to get the ball in the net in the first half – only for Jack Ball to see his header ruled out by an offside flag.

The stalemate continued after the break as neither side was able to muster a winner, with the hard-earned point moving Town onto nine from their opening 11 league fixtures this season.

The result makes it back-to-back clean sheets for Richard Fey’s side following their impressive 1-0 win at home to Basingstoke Town in the FA Trophy seven days earlier.

Melksham resume their involvement in the national knockout competition on Saturday when they travel to higher league opponents Gosport Borough in the Trophy’s second qualifying round.

Gosport currently sit eighth in the Southern League Premier Division South table and head into the meeting off the back of a game against another Wiltshire side.

They were beaten 1-0 away at Swindon Supermarine in the league last Saturday.

Off the field, Melksham have been honoured by the Wiltshire FA at their 2019 Grassroots Awards.

Paul Brickley and his colleagues at the InfiLED Arena were named Grounds Team of the Year.