WASTEFUL Rhyl incurred the wrath of manager John Hulse after they missed a host of chances to take the three points at New Bridge Meadow.
With Llanelli surprisingly dropping two points at home to lowly Caersws, the Lilywhites had the ideal opportunity to turn up the pressure on Peter Nicholas’ side, but the lack of a killer instinct in front of goal which has plagued them this season hindered them again.
“I know players don’t miss chances on purpose but that was pathetic,” said Hulse. “Schoolboys of under eight would have been disappointed with that finishing.”
The Lilies had a chance straight from the kick off when Dave Cameron headed a Stuart Graves long ball into the path of Craig Jones who drilled just wide.
In a fairly even first half, Rhyl went close again when George Horan’s header was tipped over by back pedalling keeper Lee Idzi.
The visitors stayed on top at the start of the second period, but then against the run of play Tom Ramasut sent a great ball over the top of the Lilywhites’ defence, and Nick Woodrow pounced to round ex-County keeper Lee Kendall and give his team the lead.
Rhyl equalised when substitute Andy Moran, who replaced the injured Craig Garside on 36 minutes, turned on a loose ball and drove home left-footed from 20 yards.
After that it was all Rhyl, but Jones fired wide from an acute angle and Cameron shot goalwards, but the weakness of his effort enabled Phil Cattlin to clear off the line.
Late on Mark Connolly was through with only the keeper to beat, but his attempted lob missed the target.