WESTBURY UNITED goalkeeper Ed Baldy was the hero as last season’s Division One champions continued their unbeaten run in the Premier Division with a 0-0 at home to Buckland Athletic.

Though they remained unbeaten, United dropped down to second in the table as Willand Rovers put six past Odd Down to claim top spot.

Westbury have a game in hand over Willand but will enjoy Christmas Day in second place following the stalemate against mid-table Buckland.

In a game of very few clear-cut chances, United started the brighter of the two teams and if not for a foul by Dan Kovacs, Ricky Hulbert’s goal would have seen Westbury take the lead midway through the first half.

Goalkeeper Baldy had to make a string of fine saves to keep his side level as the visitors grew in confidence, the pick of which was an acrobatic tip wide following a long-range effort from Buckland’s Ethan Phillips.

However, in the end, neither side could find a way past their respective opposition goalkeepers and Neil Kirkpatrick’s side were forced to settle for a point.

Meanwhile, Bradford Town edged past second bottom Hengrove Athletic by a goal to nil thanks to Jacob Sloggett’s second-half goal.

Town moved up to 8th following their win and Odd Down’s emphatic loss to leaders Willand.

The Bobcats dominated possession in the first 45 but rarely troubled the Hengrove goal before Jamie Lyons forced the visitors’ goalkeeper into an excellent save shortly before half-time.

A largely uneventful game was briefly interrupted by Sloggett’s goal early in the second period – James Rustell crossed for the winger to calmly slot home and give the Bobcats a lead they scarcely deserved.

Memorable moments continued to be few and far between at Trowbridge Road as Bradford held out for a valuable three points.