PRESTWICH’S return to Adie Moran Park for a second home game saw them squander a host of chances in a 1-1 draw against Chaddertonians in the Premier Division.

Chaddertonians started the game at a high tempo and in an end-to-end opening they took the lead in the eighth minute when a shot from the edge of the box squeezed under Mike Hudson’s body and trickled in.

Prestwich responded well and exerted a great deal of pressure on the Chadds back line, forcing the keeper into making a save to deny Sean Haslam before watching Mike Neary’s shot narrowly pass the post.

A succession of corners and free kicks followed but all came to nothing as the pressure built. While Chadds posed no further goal threat Prestwich were frustrated by a series of comfortable saves and off-target efforts.

The second half continued in much the same vein with Prestwich pushing forward but unable to force the equaliser.

Barrie Campbell was thwarted by a great save at the near post and an instinctive save from a delicate chip.

When a corner resulted in an attempted clearance coming off the bar it seemed Prestwich were destined not to score.

With 20 minutes to go, Chaddertonians were reduced to 10 men when an over-exuberant protest at the awarding of a corner resulted in a defender being sin-binned. From the corner Campbell rose highest to plant a header into the bottom corner.

Prestwich continued to press for the winner, further assisted when a second Chadds player was sin-binned, but they were unable to make the numerical advantage count.

There was almost a sting in the tail as, back to 11 men, Chadds pushed forward and one chance hit the post and a second just cleared the bar.

In Division One, Bury GSOB’s free-scoring ways continued with a 6-1 win at home to Rochdale St Clements reserves, to add to a 5-1 success the previous week against Little Lever reserves.

With Bury in control, John Blezard slotted in his sixth of the season to give them a lead that Steven Wood doubled, one they held at half time.

The Old Boys started the second half strongly, too, and after Wood hit his second of the game Clements pulled a goal back.

Adam Evans restored the lead and Mike Wilkinson hit GSOB’s fifth.

The industrious Wood completed the scoring, and his hat-trick, with another neat finish.