TADCASTER Albion added another point to their Evo-Stik division one north tally – but both the hosts and Ramsbottom United will feel that this was a missed opportunity.

Despite the wind chill around the i2i Stadium, fans were treated to plenty of early openings.

Gregg Daniels failed to prod past the Brewers' Michael Ingham from close range after Phil Dean's slice before Aiden Savory spurned a great chance at the other end.

The forward brilliantly anticipated a loose back pass but fired wide after driving towards goal.

With the Brewers' defence looking solid, dead-ball specialist Conor Sellars then went even closer after clipping a free-kick up and over the wall, only to see his effort cannon off the bar.

The deadlock was broken half way through the first half though when the silky Josh Greening teased the defender in with a few step-overs before being taken down in the box.

The ever-reliable Sellars confidently stroked into the bottom corner for his fifth goal of the season.

This seemed to spur Albion as, less than 60 seconds later, Greening nodded the ball into the path of Tom Corner, who rifled narrowly wide.

Ramsbottom waited patiently for their opportunity and it came five minutes from the break from a set-piece of their own.

A corner kick was met by an unmarked Sam Heathcote, whose powerful header was diverted onto the inside of the post and across the goal-line by Chris Howarth before eventually being cleared.

Rammy asked the question if the ball was over the line, but the official kept his flag down.

Not to be deterred, Heathcote had another go two minutes later as it dropped to the defender at the back post but the huge figure of Ingham managed to put the player off.

Taddy had the final chance of the first half as Pete Davidson, who was excelling again in midfield, was instrumental in the build-up.

His positive surge and clever flick released Corner down the right-hand side, who again blazed across the face of goal, with Greening making his feelings clear that he should have opted to cross.

If Greening was annoyed with Corner at the end of the first half, he could only blame himself early in the second half as the attacker missed a great chance.

Sellars' dinked free-kick dropped kindly for Greening on the penalty spot and, after manoeuvring the ball onto his favoured left foot, nine times out of ten it would end up in the back of the net, but instead he blasted it way over.

The festive contest became more open in the second half, with gaps starting to appear on both sides.

United drew level on the hour as Jerome Wright cut back onto his left foot and shot through the legs of both Howarth and Jason Mycoe and past Michael Ingham off a post.

But back came the Brewers, with Greening again involved.

Determined wing play from Savory allowed the forward to dig out a cross which deflected it's way to Greening, whose volley was tipped over by Charlie Albinson.

Rammy were looking increasingly dangerous, however, and were denied the lead on 68 minutes when Heathcote's low drive was well kept out.

Big Irish stopper Ingham was then called into action again as he got down sharply to tip Wright's fierce hit onto a post before pouncing on the loose ball.

A blast across goal from Rams substitute Yves Zama was the only mentionable moment of the final ten minutes as both sides had to settle for a point.