A below-par Fulham side were held to a goalless draw by Hereford United this afternoon despite dominating this encounter at Edgar Street.

The Cottagers were welcomed onto the field by a ticker trip parade and thousands of travelling fans but the grind of the Division Three season appears to catching up with the promotion contenders. Micky Adams’ side created the clearest chances but couldn’t find a way through the well-drilled home defence. Terry Angus sent a looping header over the crossbar, Darren Freeman drilled agonisingly wide of the far post from the right angle of the penalty area and Richard Carpenter’s effort from Paul Watson’s free-kick cannoned off the crossbar.

The Londoners had to console themselves with another clean sheet and a point in their quest for promotion. Hereford, without a home win in their last five fixtures, were undoubtedly the happier side – having become only the third side in the division to prevent Fulham from scoring – and banking a vital point in their own battle against relegation. Their best chances came from new signing Mark Turner, who hooked an effort just over the crossbar, and Bradley Sandeman, who came close from 25 yards in the closing stages.

HEREFORD UNITED: Wood, Norton, Smith, Matthewson, Fishlock, Sandeman, McGorry, Turner, Hargreaves, A. Foster, Agana. Subs (not used): Townsend, Warner, Hibbard.

FULHAM: Walton, Lawrence, Watson, Cusack, Angus, Blake, Freeman (Brooker 80), Carpenter, Warren, Morgan, Scott (Conroy 67). Subs (not used): Cullip.