Potters Bar Town are off a running for the season after a draw with Chatham Town.

The visitors to the Lantern Stadium left still top of the Isthmian League Premier Division but were only able to extend their lead by a point after the 0-0 stalemate.

It was also the first point gained by the home town Scholars and manager Max Mitchell was delighted to see the transformation after six straight defeats.

He said: "We went toe-to-toe with the league leaders and we've had a couple of chances late on that on another day gives us three points.

"The boys are performing but we just haven't had the rub of the green.

"I'm really pleased with the performance, the work rate was excellent.

"Preston and the back four will be pleased [with the clean sheet] and it is something to build on.

"We were well prepped and we executed the game plan really well.

"First half we matched them and the second half opened up a little bit.

"But we defended well, we were resolute and we persevered.

"And we could have nicked one. It wasn't to be but we'll go into the next league game full of confidence.

"Nobody likes losing and it has been a rough ride but we feel we have come out of it a little bit.

"We have to use this as a springboard."

It was also the first clean sheet achieved by the squad this term, although goalkeeper Preston Edwards was happier with the point.

He said: "I am absolutely delighted with that but more importantly we stopped the rot. We've been losing too many games 

"The clean sheet is a bonus but the longer we can stay unbeaten will spark some continuity and keep moving forward.

"Then we can build on that and get the win rather than the draw."