MAIDENHEAD United drew for the 10th time in the National League this season after a 0-0 stalemate with Maidstone United at York Road on Saturday.

The two sides met on the opening day of the campaign when a late Sam Barratt header secured a draw for United, and the points were shared again between the two evenly-matched teams.

Despite a bright start from Maidenhead it was the visitors who would come closest to breaking the deadlock after 36 minutes via a Joe Piggott free-kick - the man who had opened the scoring back in August. His curling effort from 25-yards would hit the outside of Carl Pentney’s left post and away from danger.

As the fourth official signalled three minutes of injury time at the end of the match there was time for late drama.

Stuart Lewis went down in the Maidenhead box and was duly booked for diving to the fury of the Maidstone players.

That would be the final meaningful action on a freezing afternoon, but it was an absorbing contest that could have gone both ways and will leave supporters scratching their heads at how in finished goalless.

Nonetheless, it is a first clean sheet for United in 11 matches and leaves them in 13th position in the league table.

Maidenhead turn their attention to the FA Trophy and a first round proper tie away at National League rivals Woking this Saturday (3pm).

The scheduled Berks & Bucks Senior Cup second round tie at home to Chesham United on Tuesday was postponed due to adverse weather conditions with a new date to be announced soon.